We were there to talk to the show’s absurdly talented actors—Justice Smith, Herizen F. Guardiola, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Shameik Moore, and Jaden Smith—about their characters’ style and what ‘70s trends they’d like to see make a comeback. We also asked each to, well, get down.
[Caption: A realistic digital painting of Shaolin Fantastic from The Get Down. Portrait is from the chest up. Shaolin is wearing a 70s red and black striped velour shirt, a red flat cap, and a large pair of headphones with polished white plastic and chrome ear pads. He has a goatee and a thin gold chain around his neck. The background is deep red-brown.]