Watch The Rap Game

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
5 Seasons, 50 Episodes
January 1, 2016
Cast: Jermaine Dupri, Jayla Marie, Young Lyric, Miss Mulatto
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The Rap Game Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The young rappers have their final performances.

  • JD lines up a press tour for the kids, including an interview with Teyana Taylor.

  • JD splits the five young rappers into boys and girls teams and then challenges them to perform at a Sweet 16 birthday party.

  • JD pairs the kids with artists from previous seasons to compete in a rap battle as duos. Lil Bri is quickly stressed trying to overcome last week's poor "Hit List" placement; Ricci Bitti struggles to get her partner on the same page; and lingering tension between two rappers comes to a head at the battle.

  • D challenges the artists to show their star power and takes in Keke Palmer and director Benny Boom to work with the kids on their new music video.

  • JD challenges the kids to use their voice as an instrument and perform with celebrity drummer Tony Royster Jr. and 60 classical musicians from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

  • JD challenges the young rappers to find their own personal style and brand, starting from a blank canvas: white t-shirt and jeans.

  • JD switches up the manager/artist teams and then challenges them to come up with their own signature dance, write a rap, and shoot a viral video to post on Despite their differences, Tiki and Bri are forced to work together. Will they be able to find common ground?

  • JD gives the young artists a lesson on teamwork and throws them into the center of the ring at the Universoul Circus. Lil Bri steps into the leadership role, while Jordan's constant battle with memorization takes a toll on the group.

  • For the first time in Rap Game history, JD and Da Brat celebrate the holidays by creating the ultimate Hit Lists of jaw-dropping moments from all 4 seasons of The Rap Game.

  • The five young rappers perform for a hidden focus group, then use the group's feedback for an even bigger performance; Jordan and Rap-Unzel struggle to remember their lyrics despite Da Brat's help.

  • Jermaine gives his young rappers the chance to create a song from scratch with producer Zaytoven and have their works broadcast on the radio; Ricci and her manager must shape up before Jermaine ships them out.

  • Jermaine Dupri challenges the youngsters to rap with legendary beatboxer Doug E. Fresh; Lil Bri fights to keep her spot at the top.

  • In the Season 4 premiere, Jermaine Dupri's five new artists are tested on their foundation; and despite getting advice from Bow Wow, Ricci Bitti makes a huge mistake.

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The Rap Game Video Clips & Extras

The Rap Game: First Performances and Rap Battles (Season 5) | Lifetime Clip (04:31) The Rap Game: Best of Street Bud (Season 4) | Lifetime Clip (05:05) The Rap Game: Best of Rapunzel (Season 4) | Lifetime Clip (05:11) The Rap Game: Best of Lil Bri (Season 4) | Lifetime Clip (05:12) The Rap Game: Best of Jordan (Season 4) | Lifetime Clip (05:11) The Rap Game: Best of Ricci Bitti (Season 4) | Lifetime Clip (05:04) The Rap Game: Best of Nova (Season 3) | Lifetime Clip (05:05) The Rap Game: Best of Deetranada (Season 3) | Lifetime Clip (05:11)