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Everything you have ever wanted to know about the lifestyle of rappers has been brought to the television screen. On The Rap Game, viewers can watch as kids develop their rap skills and participate in challenges to find out who is the best rapper among their fellow contestants. The competition, the reputation and the expectation: being a rapper involves a lot of pressure and these kids will set out on a journey to become top in their class. This show will have aspiring young rappers participating in a life-changing game for a chance to win a record deal.

Five young rappers between the ages of 12 and 16 will bring show off their talent and will have to live up to the standards of today's rappers in order to be dubbed the next big rap star. They will learn from two of the greatest hip-hop artists, Jermaine Dupri and Queen Latifah. Both stars are veterans of the rap game and can impart their own wisdom to these youngsters. As the contestants broaden their knowledge, they will also take on tasks to prove that they are ready to move towards rap stardom.

While these young rappers-to-be are competing,they are also learning what the hip-hop lifestyle is about. Watch as their rapping abilities grow and they are schooled on the ins and outs of the rap game. Rap battles, weekly challenges and well-known guest stars will make this an entertaining hip-hop television program. Each kid will work their hardest to win the ultimate prize: a record deal. Who will be the next big hip hop star?

Friday 10:00 PM et/pt on Lifetime
3 Seasons, 32 Episodes
January 1, 2016
Reality
5.4/10
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The Rap Game Full Episode Guide

  • The artists give it their all for their final performance; JD makes a decision, and awards one rapper the chain and the contract.

  • Bow Wow stops by the house to help hone the five young rappers' media skills to help prepare them for a press conference.

  • Kelly Rowland and her personal trainer stop by. Later, JD tests the kids on both their mental and physical stamina in the "Catch the Beat" challenge.

  • JD divides the teams into two teams and challenges them to perform at a high school halftime show.

  • JD switches things up and then challenges the rappers to write, record and shoot a music video with past winners of the show.

  • JD brings the group to his interview with the Durtty Boyz, where they throw the rappers a curve ball; one rapper becomes overly anxious.

  • Celeb stylist April Roomet and rapper Jeezy help the kids discover their individual styles. Later, the rappers must earn money on the street to purchase clothes for a photo shoot.

  • Jermaine Dupri challenges the rappers to create a 12-bar verse about their dream; two managers argue; one artist struggles to keep his emotions in check.

  • Rick Ross challenges the rappers to write about their work ethic; two rappers clash; one manager becomes suspicious.

  • Five kid artists join Jermaine Dupri in Atlanta for his 13 week rapper boot camp as they compete for a record contract with So So Def.

  • In the second-season finale, the kids perform in front of a large audience that includes Da Brat and contestants from Season 1. Later, Jermaine the winner is revealed.

  • In the first part of the season finale, the rappers tackle their final assignment, creating a stage show for a large audience. Later, Flo Rida and Mariah Carey offer last-minute advice to the kids.

  • Jermaine Dupri takes the kids to an underground battlerap to see which of the young rappers will rise above the rest.

  • JD splits the young rappers into two groups for a huge performance at the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash. The Migos visit to give the kids critique on collaboration.

  • Famed Beyonce dancers Les Twins teach the kids how to move as they prepare for their first feature in a music video with viral sensation "We Are Toonz."

  • Jermaine changes things up among the managers and artists. Later, the rappers face a focus group of their peers and speak at a press conference; and two parents have an exchange after one tries to sabotage their new artist.

  • Bow Wow and Da Brat stop by. Later, Jermaine educates the rappers about the history of So So Def; two managers face crises; and Jermaine considers eliminating a finalist.

  • Queen Latifah gives the rappers a lesson on image; the rappers vie for the cover of a hip hop magazine; one parent manager clashes with her artist.

  • The subject five rappers rep their city this week; two parents come head to head; one young rapper has a difficult time; guests Nelly and Monica.

  • In the second-season premiere, Jermaine Dupri chooses seven aspiring kid rappers to compete for a record contract with So So Def Recordings. Later, Snoop Dogg, Timbaland and Da Brat mentor the kids.

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Da Brat Game: Season 3 Finale Recap | The Rap Game | Lifetime Clip (02:14) The Rap Game: One Contract, One Chain (Season 3, Episode 13) | Fridays 10/9c | Lifetime Clip (00:43) The Rap Game: Battle Bracket Challenge (Season 3, Episode 12) | Lifetime Clip (04:07) Da Brat Game: Season 3, Episode 12 Recap | The Rap Game | Lifetime Clip (03:13) Da Brat Game: Season 3, Episode 11 Recap | The Rap Game | Lifetime Clip (03:13) The Rap Game: Publicity Tour (Season 3, Episode 11) | Fridays 10/9c | Lifetime Clip (05:02) The Rap Game: Catch the Beat Challenge (Season 3, Episode 10) | Lifetime Clip (03:45) Da Brat Game: Season 3, Episode 10 Recap | The Rap Game | Lifetime Clip (03:13)