After "Dance Moms" and "Bring It!", Lifetime has brought yet another unscripted competition show to give the talented youngsters in the US a shot at fame. "The Rap Game", which premiered with "Welcome to Atlanta" on Friday, 1 January, will see five aspiring kid rappers training under renowned record producer, songwriter and rapper Jermaine Dupri in Atlanta.
The show is executive produced by Queen Latifah, who is a trailblazer for women rappers, and Shakim Compere, her business partner. The young talents featured in "The Rap Game" are already quite popular on social media, and this Lifetime Show is expected to give them the resourced to make it big in the rap community.
In the premiere episode, we saw kids kicking off at the boot camp with a meet-and-greet with rapper TIP. They also performed for bigwigs in the rapping community, like Da Brat and Michael Bryan-Cox. The young rappers are also expected to meet artistes like Usher, Ludacris, TI and Silentó during the course of the eight weeks.
In the coming week, Dupri will ask his protégés to write and record a rap about Atlanta, and Supa Peach isn't very excited about the challenge. While she is a great recording artistes, she is not confident in her writing skills and therefore cheats and performs a song written by someone else, because she wants to stay on the top.
Dupri finds out, and it does not look like things are going to end well for Supa Peach. Meanwhile, one of the young artistes find it very difficult to stay away.
Watch out for Season 1 Episode 2 of "The Rap Game" at 10 pm (EST) on Friday, 8 January. You can also live-stream "Set the Booth on Fire" via mylifetime.