OW WOW, DA BRAT, RICK ROSS, FABOLOUS, JEZZY, JON JON,
I HEART MEMPHIS, JADAKISS and Singer KELLY ROWLAND
Serve as Mentors in Series From Executive Producers
JERMAINE DUPRI and Flavori Unit’s QUEEN LATIFAH
Social Activist BERNICE KING Also Makes Special Appearance
The Rap Game is back and with lots of surprises! Executive producers, Golden Globe winner and Grammy nominee, Queen Latifah and Grammy winner Jermaine Dupri (JD) have cooked up something fire for us this holiday season. They have put together the most talented cast of four new teen rappers to battle for that blinged out So So Def chain! This season, social activist Bernice King, the daughter of Coretta and Martin Luther King Jr., makes a special appearance. Rappers Da Brat, Bow Wow, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Jon Jon, I Heart Memphis, Jeezy, and Jadakiss, singer Kelly Rowland, and producers Brian Michael Cox, Zaytoven, and Mike Kalombo, join Dupri to help guide the artists to victory with a recording contract with Dupri’s label, So So Def Recordings.
Meet the cast:
Nova, 16, Reading, PA – Full of personality and drive, Nova works hard honing his craft because he knows he’s good enough to make it. Surrounded by an incredible support group, Nova is managed by his uncle Ekko who will stop at nothing to help him achieve his dream of becoming the next big rap star.
King Roscoe, 13, Atlanta, GA – It takes a village and Al’Dreco Jones, aka King Roscoe, has an entire team managing him from an image consultant, to vocal coach, to his mom-ager Deishonna. King Roscoe’s interest in music began when he was in a writing group at school which eventually led to his mom taking him to a recording studio. His first single “All A Student” received 88K views on YouTube.
Tally, 16, Nashville, TN – Audiences were first introduced last season to the talented teen from Nashville whose rapping abilities were discovered accidentally after rapping the hook to a song her sister was singing. But after being cut from the competition, Tally is back with a vengeance. She’s ready to prove that this time around, she has what it takes to win.
Deetranada/Dee, 15, Baltimore, MD – After performing in her seventh grade talent contest, Dee knew she wanted to be a rapper. Her brother Jermaine, a successful hip hop dancer, realized her potential and now, they are working together to build up her social media presence. Jermaine has no doubt that his little sister’s talent and work ethic will push her to the top.
Flau’jae, 12, Savannah, GA – The youngest of the group, rapping is in Flau’jae’s DNA. Shortly before she was born, her father Camouflage, an up-and-coming rapper with a record deal was tragically murdered. Camouflage’s friends, Master P, Birdman and Lil Boosie among others, recognized Flau’jae’s early talents and along with her mother Kia, have helped to mentor the budding rapper. Even though she never had the chance to meet him, Flau’jae knows her dad would be proud that she is carrying on his legacy.