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  • The Get Down The Beat Says, This Is the Way (Season 1, Episode 8)
  • TV Episode | Drama, Music, Musical

The Get Down

The Beat Says, This Is the Way (Season 1, Episode 8)
TV Episode | Drama, Music, Musical

Zeke's Ivy League meeting goes off the rails; Ra Ra has a bold proposition for Fat Annie resulting in a explosive musical showdown at Les Inferno.
Writers
Aaron Rahsaan Thomas | Baz Luhrmann (created by) | Stephen Adly Guirgis (created by) | Sinead Daly (story editor) | Jacqui Rivera (story editor)
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Status
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Updated Apr 7, 2017

Release date
Apr 7, 2017 (United States)
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Danny Worthy Boards
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Justice Smith
Ezekiel 'Books' Figuero Ezekiel 'Books' Figuero   See fewer
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Shameik Moore
Shaolin Fantastic Shaolin Fantastic   See fewer
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Herizen F. Guardiola
Mylene Cruz Mylene Cruz   See fewer
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Skylan Brooks
Ra-Ra Kipling Ra-Ra Kipling   See fewer
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Jimmy Smits
Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz   See fewer
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Jaden Smith
Marcus 'Dizzee' Kipling Marcus 'Dizzee' Kipling   See fewer
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Daveed Diggs
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Giancarlo Esposito
Pastor Ramon Cruz Pastor Ramon Cruz   See fewer
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Stefanée Martin
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Karen Aldridge
Adele Kipling Adele Kipling   See fewer
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Eric Bogosian
Roy Asheton Roy Asheton   See fewer
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Ron Cephas Jones
Winston Kipling Winston Kipling   See fewer
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Kevin Corrigan
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Michel Gill
Mr. Gunns Mr. Gunns   See fewer
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Zabryna Guevara
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Jeremie Harris
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Eric D. Hill Jr.
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Judy Marte
Wanda Wanda   See fewer
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Lillias White
Fat Annie Fat Annie   See fewer
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Frank Wood
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Omar Scroggins
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Nathaniel Janis
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Tess Kondratiev
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Heidi Li
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Aly Mang
Misha Misha   See fewer
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Mike Scerbo
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Kortnee Simmons
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Sawandi Wilson
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Michael Jennings
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Michael Schwendemann
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Ratings Breakdown

8.1 / 10 | 292 votes