In this day where most kids are playing X-Box inside instead of riding bikes outside, there seems to be a few select kids left who are putting pen to paper and spitting the illest rhymes in hope of securing a record deal. Hit making producer Jermaine Dupri, best known for having worked with some of the biggest young talents in the music including Bow Wow, Da Brat, Kris Kross and TLC, has a proven track record of cultivating young talent and making them into stars and is back on the grind looking for top talent in The Rap Game which premiered on January 1 at 10/9c on Lifetime.
Jermaine held a premiere party to a packed house at the Suite Lounge in Atlanta.
Posted by Kia Morgan Smith on Friday, January 1, 2016
Jermaine gives five emerging young hip hop artists, ages 12 to 16, the opportunity to rhyme and flow with him as he searches for the next big name in hip hop.
In my opinion Supa Peach, 12 and Miss Mulatto, 16 are the two kids to watch in this series. I got a chance to take a pic with Miss Mulatto too.
Five emerging young hip hop artists, ages 12 to 16 years old, are given the opportunity to rhyme and flow with highly sought after producer, Jermaine Dupri in the all-new unscripted series, “The Rap Game” (#TheRapGame). These young rappers will be immersed in the Atlanta hip hop scene with Dupri at the helm as their mentor. Queen Latifah and her partner Shakim Compere will executive produce under the Flavor Unit umbrella along with Dupri on the series that will air Fridays at 10 PM ET/PT. Each week, special guests such as Usher, Ludacris, Da Brat, T.I. and Silentó will join Dupri to help mold the kids into the next big, young rap star.
Queen Latifah is hailed as the First Lady of Hip Hop. She changed the landscape for women in the rap game by creating epic songs full of female empowerment. She went on to become one of the most successful women within the world of hip hop as well as outside. She has garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe® nomination, a Golden Globe win, a SAG Award® nomination, a SAG Award win, two Emmy® Award nominations, one Emmy win and six Grammy® nominations as well as a Grammy Award.
With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Dupri knows what it takes to succeed. With high expectations, Dupri gives it his all – and expects nothing less from the kids and their parents in return. It’s anyone’s game on who will walk away with a record contract with his label, So So Def Recordings.
“The Rap Game” artists include:
Lil’ Niqo, 15, San Diego, CA – Lil’ Niqo has been making music history since he was 10. He was the youngest rapper signed to Island Def Jams and was a correspondent for BET and MTV’s red carpets. Lil’ Nigo also appeared on the drama, The Finder, working alongside 50 Cent, Michael Clarke Duncan and Jacob Latimore. With his “momager” Nique by his side, there’s no stopping Lil’ Niqo’s path to success.
Lil’ Poopy, 12, Brockton, MA – The youngest in the group, Lil’ Poopy has made over 200 videos, writes his own songs and has performed with Puff Daddy, Rick Ross and French Montana. His father and mentor, Luis Rivera, Sr. will do anything to see his son rise to the top – including hiring the hottest models and renting out Ferraris for his son’s music videos.
Miss Mulatto, 16, Atlanta, GA – Miss Mulatto began her career performing at birthday parties and has since made a name for herself in the Atlanta music scene. Her mom, Misti, is always by her side at competitions, despite finding it difficult to infiltrate the tight-knit social circle.
Supa Peach, 12, Atlanta, GA – With a unique style highlighted by her signature cape, Supa Peach raps, sings, dances and models. Sure of daughter’s profound talent, Josetta has moved her family from the Virgin Islands to give her daughter everything she needs to launch her rap career.
Young Lyric, 15, Houston, TX – Young Lyric’s hip hop career began when a video of her rapping went viral. She recorded her first song at seven and was named the “Best 14 Year Old Rapper” by WorldStarHipHop.com viewers. Her parents, Olivia and Mitchell, will do whatever it takes to get her to the next level and believe she’s on the brink of superstardom.
For more information on The Rap Game, visit: http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/the-rap-game