Earlier this week, I attended the Atlanta red carpet & premiere of WeTv’s NEW reality series “Growing Up Hip Hop” but I was too exhausted to write a complete review or give my little 2 cents on how GREAT the show is going to be! The show airs TONIGHT and features 6 second generation/new school kids of our biggest legends including Rev Run’s daughter, Angela Simmons, Jam Master Jay’s son TJ Mizell, Pepa’s (Salt & Pepa) daughter Egypt Criss, Master P’s son Romeo Miller, Kristinia DeBarge the daughter of James DeBarge and Damon “Boogie” Dash son of Damon Dash.
I absolutely LOVE the show!! It was super cool to see some of the hip hop artist I grew up listening to interact with their own kids. I was especially excited to see the DeBarge family. Tv One’s “Unsung” was our last glimpse into their lives and I always wondered how they were doing. So sad to learn that James is still in prison but EL is on the scene and he looks great! Can’t wait to see how the story unfolds.
Y’all… Damon Dash is turnt up!! LOL, he is definitely the comedian but “realist” on the show. It’s so interesting because there’s never a dull moment with Dash SR. but his son Boogie Dash seems to be really low key. You will definitely enjoy this segment but in the meantime… check out my short clip with Boogie Dash discussing the “genius” in him & his dad:
I was really taken by TJ Mizell. He is SOOO articulate and seems to be really focused and driven. I’m guessing he will be the one to keep everyone in line. I think he’s going to be my favorite. 🙂
They really didn’t focus “in this episode” on Eygpt too much. She’s the youngest of the crew and has the protection of her BOSS mom, Pepa! During the Atlanta Q&A… Pepa talked about her guidance with Egypt, how she teaches the business of the entertainment industry, who to trust and how to handle her MONEY. I was able to catch a selfie with the head lady in charge:
Angela is hungry for success! She’s really trying to branch out on her own… away from her dad’s shadow and I respect her for that. Can’t wait to see how she does with her cool faux fashion line.
And then there’s Romeo and his dad Master P who is really BALLIN!! Man, talk about fine homes and cars… Romeo is feeling the pressure of running his dad’s empire so it will be interesting to see how he handles the pressure. AND there seems to be a hidden love “crush” with him and Angela. Hmmm….
Be sure to check out the show TONIGHT at 10PM EST on WeTV! Here’s a few more red carpet pics that includes more of our wonderful local reality TV sensations including the ladies of Mother Funders, Cutting It In the ATL and Selling It In The ATL: