Growing Up Hip Hop is WEtv’s newest reality series, and it follows the next generation of hip hop royalty as they try to establish careers outside of their famous relatives’ shadows. The children of Damon Dash, Rev. Run, Master P, El DeBarge and Pepa will still be able to reach out and seek counsel from their iconic parents, but the point is to be independent.
Growing Up Hip Hop showcases the dynamic between this group of legends as they guide the next generation. Romeo Miller, Master P’s son, is preparing to take over his father’s music empire. Angela Simmons has her own fashion line, Foofi. Damon “Boogie” Dash co-founded Chipz Cookies as well as a record label and NYC art gallery. Kristinia DeBarge is establishing a career as a singer/songwriter in her own right. With her father currently in prison, Kristinia leans on her uncle, El DeBarge. Egypt Criss, the daughter of Sandra “Pepa” Denton is actively pursuing a solo music career. Lastly, TJ Mizell, the son of the late Jam Master Jay, is following his father’s footsteps as a DJ.
Um, the DeBarges aren’t Hip-Hop, but they at least make good music, and will probably be interesting to watch.
Growing Up Hip Hop premieres in late 2015. Will you be watching?