A crime-riddled, trash adorned and disco-infused Big Apple serves as the backdrop for the many stories told in “The Get Down,” with the infamous Summer Blackout of 1977 providing a seminal flashpoint. It’s New York City like we’ve never seen it before — and Grandmaster Flash wouldn’t have it any other way. The 58-year-old hip-hop pioneer shares insights and unknown anecdotes about New York City and how he became the man he is because of it.
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