The Rap Game

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  • 2016
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.0  (169)

The Rap Game is a reality TV show that premiered on Lifetime on January 1, 2016. The show is hosted and executive produced by American rapper and songwriter, Jermaine Dupri. The Rap Game features five emerging young rappers who compete against each other for a record deal with Dupri's record label, So So Def.

The show begins with the introduction of five talented young rappers from different parts of the United States. The young rappers range from the age of 12 to 16 years old, and they are competing for a life-changing opportunity to sign a record deal with So So Def. The young artists are coached by some of the biggest names in the rap industry, including Atlanta rapper, Da Brat, and legendary hip-hop icon, Queen Latifah.

Throughout the competition, the young rappers are put to the test with various challenges set by Dupri and his team. The challenges include writing and recording a song within a specified time frame, creating their own music videos, and performing live in front of a live audience. The show also includes a special guest performances by famous rappers such as Lil Jon, Jadakiss, and Nelly.

The young rappers are judged on their performances by Dupri and his team, who provide feedback and advice to help the young artists reach their full potential. At the end of each episode, one contestant who failed to meet the criteria is eliminated while the remaining contestants move on to the next challenge.

The Rap Game is not only about discovering talented young rappers but also about teaching them the art of performance and the business of music. The show teaches valuable lessons about the music industry, including how to communicate effectively, manage finances, and market oneself. The young artists are also taught about the significance of teamwork, hard work, and perseverance.

In addition to the competition, there are moments of personal drama and camaraderie between the young rappers. The show offers a glimpse into their daily lives and how they struggle to balance their passion for music with their personal life. The young rappers are shown working hard to prove themselves to their coaches and the world.

In conclusion, The Rap Game is an exciting and nerve-wracking competition for young aspiring rappers to showcase their talent and work ethics. The show is an excellent platform for showcasing young rappers who may not have the opportunity to attract mainstream attention. It is a perfect opportunity for young creatives to learn more about how the music industry works and how to succeed in a highly competitive field. The show provides valuable lessons, not just for young aspiring rappers, but also for anyone pursuing their dreams.

The Rap Game is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (57 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2016.

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Bonus Track
11. Bonus Track
March 14, 2019
JD and Da Brat reveal new music videos and insight from the cast, never before seen clips, hilarious games, and behind the scenes commentary from The Rap Game's craziest.
The Final Battle
10. The Final Battle
March 7, 2019
XScape and Rhapsody join as the remaining three finalists go head to head in the ultimate final performances. After ten weeks of grueling battles, challenges and eliminations, only one young artist will prove themselves worthy of the So So Def contract and chain.
9. Supernova
February 28, 2019
The battle for a spot in the final performance continues, as the remaining four rappers must prove they have enough star power to perform alongside a previous season winner, Nova; one manager strategically causes chaos in the house; and another rapper is eliminated from the competition.
Fight For Your Life
8. Fight For Your Life
February 21, 2019
JD challenges the five young rappers to perform in front of the press as they fight to stay in the Rap Game House. A scary medical emergency reminds the rappers and managers what's really at stake.
Stay Woke
7. Stay Woke
February 14, 2019
Hip-hop legend Killer Mike visits for a powerful lesson as JD challenges the kids to make a viral video with an important message.
Def 25
6. Def 25
February 7, 2019
Hip-hop superstar Lil Jon celebrates the So So Def 25th anniversary as a shocking writing scandal makes waves throughout the house.
Style Wars
5. Style Wars
January 31, 2019
After the kids get caught looking plain by the paparazzi, JD brings in celebrity stylist April Roomet to help the artists find their look.
Indecent Promposal
4. Indecent Promposal
January 24, 2019
The five young rappers are split into teams and must plan out a promposal for local high school students in Atlanta; when some of the artists choke onstage at the school's senior prom, JD challenges two artists to battle for a spot on the Hit List.
Rhyme or Treason
3. Rhyme or Treason
January 17, 2019
The artists rap classic children's books to preschoolers, then dive into their own pasts to write stories of their own to record; an unprecedented battle has one mom taking shots at the rest of the house, while another flies off the handle.
Strength, No Weakness
2. Strength, No Weakness
January 10, 2019
Rap superstar visits the Rap Game house as the kids are tested in their physical and mental strength. Sparks fly between two young rappers, and Jermaine Dupri announces a shocking twist to the hit lists.
The Battle Begins
1. The Battle Begins
January 10, 2019
In an unprecedented premiere, Jermaine Dupri's rap boot camp kicks off with surprise after surprise, including a head-to-head cypher and a visit from R&B sensation, Jacquees.
Where to Watch The Rap Game
The Rap Game is available for streaming on the Lifetime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Rap Game on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Lifetime, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (169)