The Drum Awards Festival - Extended Deadline

-d -h -min -sec

Future of TV MTV Technology

The Get Down's Shameik Moore on Spotify, bootlegging and starring in a Netflix show


By Yale Buchwald, Contributor

August 29, 2016 | 2 min read

Last night at the MTV VMAs, Found Remote caught up with Shameik Moore, Shaolin Fantastic in Netflix’s The Get Down (a new Baz Lurhmann show about the rise of hip hop in the Bronx in the late 70s). Moore spoke about how the genre has changed with technology platforms like Spotify. He also discussed his takeaways from working with Netflix. The clip from the red carpet is above.

The Get Down

The Get Down's Shameik Moore

Asked about what his character would think of today’s music streaming services, Moore said that Shaolin “probably wouldn’t have understood the importance of Spotify to our generation.” Moore’s character, who opposes the bootlegging of hip-hop tapes, would probably be quite shocked at how music is consumed today.

Moore also spoke about his experience working on a TV show for Netflix as opposed to a TV network. He said that Netflix “just feels like it’s cooler.” “It seems like a lot more people see it. They take it in differently. It’s like going to an underground rap show, with your favorite underground rap artist versus going to a commercial concert.”

You can access the Future of TV hub here. Sign up to receive The Drum's Future of TV newsletter.

Future of TV MTV Technology

More from Future of TV

View all


Industry insights

View all
Add your own content +