Set in the sexy, nonstop world of Miami's electronic dance music scene, "The Drop" centers on a DJ teetering on the edge of ruin who finds hope (and more) in a gifted protégé who is female and African-American, both rarities in the EDM world.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Drop - Mic drop - Netflix
A mic drop is the gesture of intentionally dropping one's microphone at the end of a performance or speech to signal triumph. Figuratively, it is an expression of triumph for a successful event and indicates a boastful attitude toward one's own performance.
The Drop - History - Netflix
The gesture became prevalent in the 1980s, when it was used by rappers and comedians. Performers from both groups can engage in confrontational performance styles - rappers may participate in rap battles, comedians may interact with a heckler in the audience - and dropping the microphone after a particularly effective line indicated complete confidence in the opponent's inability to come back with anything that would be worthy of a response. An early occurrence was Eddie Murphy in 1983 in his standup show Delirious. The first recorded mic drop was by Judy Garland on a 1965 epsiode of The Ed Sullivan show. The gesture then became widely popular from 2012 onwards. President Obama performed a mic drop in April 2012 on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which has been credited with popularising the meme. At the White House Correspondents' Dinner on 30 April 2016, President Obama ended his speech with the words “Obama out”, followed by a mic drop. In 2017, RM, the leader of kpop boyband BTS, revealed that the track “MIC Drop” from their extended play Love Yourself: Her was inspired by President Obama's speech. A figurative use also features in a promotional video for the Invictus Games featuring Obama and the British Royal Family. Google introduced a “mic drop” feature to Gmail on 1 April 2016 as an April Fools' Day joke, allowing users to send a GIF of a Minion dropping a microphone as a reply to any email. If used, the feature also prevented the sender from seeing any subsequent replies that the recipient sent. The feature was removed within hours after Google received complaints from some users, with some reporting that they lost their job as a result of accidentally using it.
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