The first series of Cardi B, Chance The Rapper and T.I's new Netflix talent show concluded last night (October 23)
The victor was D Smoke, who walked away with the $250,000 prize.
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Speaking to TV Guide about his win, the California rapper said: “I’m feeling incredible, overwhelmed with joy.
“Since I won, I’ve been spending time with family. I did some traveling — I went to Atlanta. And of course, I’ve been doing a lot of music. I shot three music videos.”
Chance The Rapper then gave D Smoke advice about how to spend his prize money, saying: “This isn’t like a lot of the other contest shows. It’s a non-contractual $250,000 that is going to you to be spent however you want it. I just want to tell you that the best thing you could do is invest in yourself.”
Rhythm + Flow, which has been called “Netflix’s answer to X Factor,” searches for rap’s best new talent. The first season began airing on October 9, with three episodes dropping weekly since, leading up to last night’s finale.
Judges Cardi B and Chance The Rapper have recently been looking towards next year’s US election, warning that “Trump is going to win again.”
The pair are supporters of the Democrats, with Cardi B appearing in a campaign video alongside Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders.