Last night was the season premiere of Lifetime’s newest television series, The Rap Game. The whole idea & concept of the show is to discover the next young superstar amongst 5 aspiring young rap artists – which isn’t impossible since two of The Rap Game’s executive producers are Queen Latifah & Jermaine Durpi.
The show is actually very interesting & entertaining as Supa Queen, Lil Niqo, Young Lyric, Lil Poopy, & Miss Mulatto are on a mission to prove that they have what it takes to make it in the music industry & deserve to sign with So So Def. Some of the artists already have a buzz, have millions of views on YouTube, met/worked with mainstream artists, been previously signed & more. With JD’s experience & knowledge in the rap game especially when it comes to young entertainers like Kris Kross, Bow Wow, Usher & more, this is the prefect opportunity to these young rappers rather they win or lose the competition.
What I like most about the show is how JD uses a rating scale (hit maker) for the rappers. He doesn’t determine which rapper is the best because they have a hot rap/freestyle moment or verse one particular week, instead he determines what place they each fall in that particular week based upon their raps & freestyles of that week. No one actually gets eliminate each show – that’s pretty cool & different.
Each adolescent appear to have talent; however, when it comes to rapping off the top of their heads, they haven’t fully mastered that ability yet. It could have been that they were a little nervous also – I mean they were rapping infront of JD, Da Brat, Polow Da Don, Bryan Michael Cox & others. Not to mentio millions of viewers.
Each rapper is very outspoken & have the confidence to back it up but as the season goes on, we’ll be able to determine who has the true rap skills & abilities to compete in the rap game & sign to So So Def.
Watch The Rap Game on Fridays at 10p/9c on Lifetime the official trailer for The Rap Game: