The Rap Game season 3 will be ending soon and a new winner will be crowned. Over the course of three seasons Jermaine Dupri has mentored, coached, and influenced young artist to go hard and take their music and business seriously. He's also brought in other celeb associates to assist these teenagers develop into better artist including Kelly Rowland, Bow Wow, Monica, and executive producer Queen Latifah. Mogul Jermaine Dupri is kicking off the "So So Summer 17 Tour" presented by LiveNation on May 25. The tour will feature winners of The Rap Game season 1 and 2 Miss Mulatto and Mani. Nova, Supa Peach, Prince of NY, Deetranada, Lil Key, and King Roscoe will also hit the stage for the tour. So if you're ready to rock out with Jermaine Dupri and The Rap Game squad, get your tickets now!
THE MOGUL MINUTE : SEASON 2 OF JERMAINE DUPRI'S "THE RAP GAME" IS ALL ABOUT THAT FIRE !! ( THE MOGUL GIRL)
This season of The Rap Game is all about that fire. Jermaine Dupri is looking to add another member to his So So Def family and he's not playing any games . This time his expectations are much higher and he's bringing in a host of celeb friends to join in on the fun . So for the next ten weeks we get to see these youngins do their thang on The Rap Game.
The show started with a group of seven young artist who've accumalated tons of views online meet up with Jermaine Dupri's assistant Jny Flowers . Jny introuduced them to J.D, Da Brat, Brian Michael Cox, and Timbaland whom all were anticipating the performance from each up and comer. Finally it's showtime and and Jermaine is ready to see who's gonna bring that heat.
Lil Key of Baltimore went first. He quoted Eminem lyrics "You only get one shot" . Lil Key definitely knows that he has to come with i it in order to stay in this competition. Next up was Nia Kay the "Dutchess of Chicago". Nia announced that she has Diabetes Type 1 and that music is her outlet. Nia verse got everybody hype including Timbaland who danced and hugged her after her performance .
Tally, 16 of Nashville started to rap but forgot her verse . Sometimes when you got it good you forget sometimes . Jayla Marie of Stanton Island,NY wanted to show that she could sing and rap and that it's a completion not a collaboration. Mini Barbie Young rapper hailing form the ATL ran out of breath during her performance. Swagged out Young artist Mani, came prepared but he messed up. We all mess up sometimes but hey it's The Rap Game and just like season 1 you have to stay focused and be on point. The Prince of NY is lyrical and he impressed the whole panel. Da Brat joked that you're gonna need a encyclopedia to understand him.
One things for sure is that these young artist want to be in the game but, are they ready? After each artist auditioned for their spot Jermaine Dupri announced that there would be an elimination. If you landed a spot on the couch then you could continue on in the competition . Everybody landed a spot except for Mini Barbie . The super - cute young artist said she didn't feel he made the right decision.
So Jermaine Dupri had the final 6 write raps about the other artists in the crib and deliver the verse in front of him and Snoop Dogg. Can you imagine spitting a verse in front of Snoop D-O-G-G? That's wassup. Jermaine Dupri is definitely turning it up in season 2 . So it's times for the hit list.
4..Prince Of NY
So Mini Barbie and Tally were eliminated from the The Rap Game.
Yall are definitely in for some surprises this season so it's time to stay in your lane and check into The Rap Game.
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Jermaine Dupri's The Rap Game season two takes over our TV's in July. The acclaimed "Mayor of the ATL" has picked five new young upcoming artist to compete for a record deal on his So So Def label. Last season after 8 weeks Miss Mulatto landed a spot on the label. So who will win this season? What task will they have to complete? You have to tune in to the Lifetime network to catch the show. I enjoyed last season. Did you? Jermaine Dupri definitely makes sure that these young artist are prepared and willing to put the work in to make big moves and do big things. From the 30 second promo Jermaine is bringing a versatile group together from across the country. The clip, you can tell that these young artist are repping their cities Brooklyn, Nashville, New York, Baltimore, and Chicago proudly and they're coming for that #1 spot. For updates on The Rap Game produced by Intuitive Ent make sure you are following @JermaineDupri on Instagram and your signed up for his website www.global14.com .
Also stay tuned to The Mogul Minute via @TheMogulGirl
THE MOGUL MINUTE : SHOULD THESE YOUNG ARTIST JOIN JERMAINE DUPRI #THERAPGAME SEASON 2 ? ( THE MOGUL GIRL )
Mogul Jermaine Dupri and Queen Latifah kicked off their first season of "The Rap Game" on LifeTime. The show pulled in 1.6 million views. Jermaine gave five young artist Lil Niqo , Miss Mulatto, Young Lyric, and Lil Poopy the opportunity to earn a spot on his record label So So Def. After eight weeks of writing, choreography, studio sessions, performances, and multiple other task to prove that the kids were serious about the rap game, Miss Mulatto was crowned princess of So So Def. Since signing her deal "Miss Mulatto" has released her single and filmed her video "No More Talking" and has been doing interviews about her deal. So Jermaine Dupri is in the works of doing The Rap Game season 2. I'm always on YouTube and constantly watching videos of upcoming artist. So here are a few I could possibly see rapping on The Rap Game . What do you think?
Check out winner of "The Rap Game " season 1 - Miss Mulatto - "No More Talking"
"THE RAP GAME SEASON 2 " SHOULD THEY GET A SPOT?
Cypress : The Cypher Starter
THE MOGUL MINUTE : IN ORDER TO WIN THE RAP GAME , YOU HAVE TO STEP IT UP ! WORD TO JERMAINE DUPRI ( THE MOGUL GIRL)
Can you believe that we are three weeks from the finale of
The Rap Game? In three weeks Jermaine Dupri will crown his new
So So Def artist. Over the course of five weeks J.D has tested the kids on their ability to writing/record, style, dance, and now he's testing them on creative collaboration. Jermaine said " Collabs are a big thing in the biz". So this week Jermaine Dupri and Jny Flowers separated the top five into two groups along with their parentgers.
Group 1 consisted of Miss Mulatto, Lil Poopy, and Supa Peach.
Group 2 consisted of Young Lyric and Lil Niqo.
Jermaine Dupri wants the kids and their parents to know the importance of artist being able to work together as artist. On this episode Young Lyric's mom left so her dad could assist Young Lyric because he helps Lyric with her music.
Group 1 and Group 2 were hard at work coming up with a concept, writing, and performing their song. So J.D brought the kids to to the Sound Lab to perform for him and B.Cox. During the practice performance both teams were critiqued and they had to leave with their critiques, go back home and practice their songs.
The next day Jermaine Dupri brought the kids to Redan High School were he was waiting with Silento known for his RIAA certified Platinum single "Watch Me Whip (Whip/NaeNae) . Silento attends the high school and he took the top five on a brief tour of the school and answered a few questions. He expressed to his peers that "It's important for them to be real in their music because once everyone finds out it's not you, it's a wrap". So after spending sometime with Silento, J.D informed the kids that they'll be performing their song in front of 900 kids at their pep rally and they had to go get ready. When the kids stepped into the gymnasium the students were screaming and showing off their school's pride. So it was show time. Young Lyric and Lil Niqo performed their song first and they did an excellent job. They collaborated well together and fed off of each others energy. Their song was fresh and they were all the way live. The crowd was energized and they got into the crowd. The audience and J.D were pleased with their performance. After they rocked the gym Miss Mulatto, Lil Poopy, and Supa Peach performed. Their song was catchy . Miss Mulatto's energy was up, Lil Poopy definitely turned up his performance, and Supa Peach forget her verse. Supa Peach said " She wasn't use to collaborating, so that's why she messed up". So after their performances they headed back to their house in the A. During this time the parentgers were hashing out. Shayne and Precious Peach bump heads a lot and they don't really agree on anything.
So when Jermaine came to do his HIT LIST, he had to reevaluate it based on the disagreements and the bad energy in the house. So this weeks
HIT LIST went like this
1. Lil Niqo
3.Young Lyric and Lil Poopy
4. Supa Peach
This week was definitely about hard work and performance. The top five know that they have to really step it up if they want to win. J.D said next week they really better have their sh*t together because someone is going home next week.
Jermaine Dupri is making it clear that you have to put your all into the rap game. This week Jermaine Dupri tested the kids on their ability to follow direction, and pay attention. It's week four and everyone wants that number one spot. There's a little tension in the house. The parents want the best for the kids so they are definitely rooting for their superstar to come out on top. Jermaine Dupri and his assistant Jyn brought the kids to Dance 411 Studious in Atlanta for a dance workshop with choreographer Sean Bankhead. Sean Bankhead has worked with Beyonce, Ciara, OMG Girlz , and Diddy just to name a few. The girls were excited about this class but the guys not so much. Sean Bankhead taught the kids a routine and then they had to perform for Jermaine Dupri. Despite the challenge Lil Niqo still participated in the class. Nique and Lil Niqo's bond is so strong and to hear her discuss Lil Niqo's medical condition and how he still managed to pull through. That's real love. She works hard for her son and he works hard for his mom. Jermaine Dupri viewed the class and told the boys they have to step it up. He said "Everything that the artist do is written in pen and it pencil it's forever". After Jermaine's Dupri's workout the kids went home to rest. For day two Jermaine Dupri took the kids to a focus group where they were the object of focus. So Jermaine Dupri and Jyn had a group of kids judge their fellow peers on their image, music, and video. These kids were very opinionative and made it clear how they felt about each artist. The artist, Jermaine Dupri, and the parents sat back and watched the kids tell Jyn their likes and dislikes. The girls thought Lil Niqo was cute and he did good . Lil Poopy had a good style but they felt his song sucked. They liked Young Lyric's style and they loved her video. They liked Miss Mulatto's flow, and they loved Supa Peach flow, style, video and said that they would but her music. With critiques from their peers the kids headed back to the house for Jermaine Dupri's
This weeks hit list
2- Lil Niqo
It's official we are four weeks from Jermaine Dupri picking his next So So Def artist. It's getting exciting and the pot is stirring. These kids want that record deal. At this point they're working hard for it. Jermaine Dupri still wants to make sure that the can take criticism, shake off my haters, and continue to see if they are truly a brand. Stay tuned to #TheRapGame
Yo Yo Ya Yo welcome to Atlanta where them players play and we ride on dem things like everyday . On the second episode of "The Rap Game" from executive producers Jermaine Dupri and Queen Latifah, Jermaine Dupri took his five young stars for a ride through Atlanta. He had them meet at the Greenbriar Mall to inform them of their next challenge. He informed them that he was taking them for a ride through Atlanta and that they had to write a rap about what they saw, and then rap about it tomorrow in booth. So, Jermaine Dupri showed them Cameron Rd where Kriss Kross and Outkast are from, the famous Cascade Skating Ring, Old National Highway and then he showed them his childhood home which he said he hasn't been to in 20 years. He let the young artist know he started producing when he was 14 and he recorded TLC and Kriss Kross there. During the kids tour through the A their parents were back at the house wondering what they were up to. Once the kids got back on the trolley Jermaine Dupri turned on the beat produced by Mike Kalombo. So these five artist had their notepads out an pens flying. Jermaine Dupri questioned Lil Poopy because he fell asleep during the ride back home ( Awwww man) . I think it was so cool that Jermaine showed them around the Atlanta and I thought this was a really dope challenge . Once they arrived back to the house they let their parents know about their day in the A. Supa Peach let her sister know that a writing challenge had taken place and Precious Peach her sister tweaked her verse a little bit. The other artist are already questioning if Supa Peach writes her own raps. Miss Mulatto , Young Lyric, and Lil Niqo were definitely ready to hit the booth. So for the second part of the challenge Jermaine Dupri has the kids come to South Side Studio (where Mariah Carey , Bow Wow, and so many top artist have recorded) . So Mike Kalombo , Rufus Morgan, and Jermaine Dupri have each artist come in to record their song, Young Lyric goes first and you could definitely tell she was coming out of her shell and a more confident then she was the week before (because she didn't feel that #5 spot was acceptable). So Jermaine's advice to her was to slow down and to have clarity. Young Lyric was happy because she wrote the verse herself without her dad to critique it. You GO GIRL!! Lil Poopy hit the booth and started rapping his verse with the same lyrics that he spit during his challenge last week. Of course Jermaine Dupri stopped him and had to check him about his verse before he finished his song. Lil Niqo flow and delivery was on point he even dropped his notebook but he didn't really include the things he saw during the tour. Miss Mulatto came in the booth with a verse a hook and her confidence was just super high. Mike Kalombo asked Supa Peach to spit before she got in the booth and him and Rufus didn't feel that she wrote her verse. So they had her go get her book and then rap in the booth. I think this was a very creative challenge. It showed their on the spot ability to write, rap, and perform in the studio. So it's time for Jermain Dupri's hit list. Jermaine Dupri is straight up with these kids and their parents . He's letting them know "The Rap Game' isn't a game and that they have to be serious about everything.Producer Mike Kolombo joined Jermaine to assist Jermaine during his critique.
1-Miss Mulatto (Delivered an actual song)
2 Young Lyric (Mike Kolombo said she was shy but she turned up Jermaine and Mike said she just has to articulate and be more clear)
3 Lil Niqo (Sounded very professional but his verse could've included more about what he saw)
4 Supa Peach (They found out Precious Peach her big sister helps with her raps)
5 Lil Poopy (He fell asleep on the bus and he reused his rap)
Jermaine Dupri is letting these young stars and there parents know that they have to be serious, on point, and be able to handle these task because time is money and this business is important. He also said "Its nothing wrong with being a songwriter or helping with lyrics because he wrote tons of songs for other artist". He just wants these young stars to be able to write, deliver, and perform like a true artist. So week #2 was definitely a really big challenge for them. We are six weeks away from finding out which one of these talented young artist earned their spot on Jermaine Dupri's So So Def record label.
Immediately after the show you know I had to go play Jermaine Dupri's "Welcome To Atlanta" ft Ludacris video on full blast. So make sure you watch "The Rap Game" next week Friday at 10PM/9C.
Make sure you #TheRapGame for updates and more on the show.
THE MOGUL MINUTE: JERMAINE DUPRI MAKES BIG MOVES, DOES BIG THINGS, AND NOW HE'S BRINGING US "THE RAP GAME" (THE MOGUL GIRL)
Mogul Jermaine Dupri launched his new show "The Rap Game" on the Lifetime network. As an award winning producer, rapper, and writer Jermaine Dupri is an essential part of the music industry. Over the years he has put tons of work in the industry and definitely knows what it takes to be a top artist in the game. Jermaine Dupri hand picked five young artist Lil Niqo, Young Lyric, Lil Poopy, Supa Peach, and Miss Mulatto to compete for a spot on his label So So Def. These young artist have gained thousands and millions of views online, collaborated with celebrities, toured,and have gained a strong following on social media. These kids are definitely talented. For eight weeks the kids and their parents/managers will live together . On the first episode Jyn Flowers (assistant to Jermaine Dupri) informed the kids that her boss was waiting for them . The kids and their parents headed over to T.I' s restaurant Scales 925 in Atlanta. When the kids arrived they met T.I and then the kids were introduced to the celebrity judge panel which included Brian Michael Cox, Da Brat, Polow Da Don, Johnte Austin, and Mike Kalambo. Then Jermaine dropped the bomb that the kids had to freestyle on the spot. Although the kids were surprised each of them stepped up to the plate and dropped a quick verse for the judges. The Rap isn't all glitz and glamour and you have to work your way up. o Jermaine Dupri informed them all that they would be interns . He gave each of the youth a task. During their task each kid was paired with a certain mentor. For example Lil Niqo was paired with Ludacris and Supa Peach was paired with Jyn Flowers (Jermaine Dupri's assistant) . During their task they had to rap about what they were doing .How well these kids do all count towards Jermaine Dupri's hit list. Each week he'll rank each kid from 1-5 and let's just say you want that number 1 spot.
The first week hit list went like this
The show is interesting and the kids definitely have work to put in. I interviewed Lil Niqo when he was 10 and had dropped his record "Okay Then" so its so cool to see him at 16 following his dreams and 1Mama Mogul is right by his side (you can listen here) . I also have been tuned into Young Lyric's upcoming as well. I commend all the young kids for aiming for their dreams and not giving up. So make sure you watch "The Rap Game" each week to see what happens next and find out whom is going to get that spot on Jermaine's "So So Def" label.