Queen Latifah & Jermaine Dupri Begin The Search For A New Hip Hop Star With New Show 'The Rap Game' - The Shade Room

Queen Latifah & Jermaine Dupri Begin The Search For A New Hip Hop Star With New Show ‘The Rap Game’

Hip-Hop veterans Queen Latifah and Jermaine Dupri have been in the rap game for over 25 years each. They have blessed our ears with hits like My Boo, which is the sample for Ciara’s hit single Body Party, and Queen’s Ladies First, which was all about girl power. I swear that song is powerful, go listen to it! Anyway, both of these icons have obtained so much wisdom and insight into the music industry, so what’s next you say?


Lifetime has teamed up with these two artists for a new unscripted show called ‘The Rap Game’ premiering New Year’s Day! It will be an 8-episode series chronicling five young people aged 12-16 who are hungry to become the next big name in hip hop.

The show is set in Atlanta and according to Billboard, “Producer Dupri will be joined every week by such guests as Usher, Ludacris, Da Brat, T.I. and Silento to help mold the kids into the next big young rapper and earn a record contract with their mentor’s So So Def Recordings label.”
If anyone knows about the Atlanta rap scene, it’s Jermaine Dupri! So this opportunity is a dream come true for these kids and will set them up for even more success. Dupri will executive produce alongside Latifah and her Flavor Unit partner Shakim Compere. He said, “Hip-hop is where Latifah and I came from so it’s great to be able to produce a television show that is derived from our roots. The show is going to be a lot of fun.”

Billboard also spilled the tea on the kids’ very interesting and impressive backgrounds. Get into it below:
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 more than 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 her 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 7 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.

Roommates, will you be tuning in?

Source Cited: http://thatgrapejuice.net/2015/11/queen-latifah-jermaine-dupri-launch-search-for-new-hip-hop-star/
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