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2 items from 2015

We TV Orders Next Generation Hip-Hop Series ‘Growing Up Hip Hop’

8 July 2015 12:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

We TV is exploring whether the members of the upcoming generation of hip-hop royalty can take their parents’ seats on the thrones with its order of the docu-series “Growing Up Hip Hop.”

The series follows the children of music legends Damon Dash, Rev. Run, Russell Simmons, Master P, El DeBarge and Pepa as they attempt to build their own lives and fortune in careers ranging from music to acting and fashion.

“Hip-hop is a hugely popular music genre, but beyond the songs it has become a lifestyle and has influenced a generation of young people,” said Marc Juris, We TV’s president. “‘Growing Up Hip Hop’ profiles what it’s like to be raised by hip-hop legends, living in their shadow while trying to balance success and independence.”

The show will profile Romeo Miller (formerly known as Lil’ Romeo), a musician and the son of Master PAngela Simmons, a hip-hop socialite, »

- Reece Ristau

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"School Dance" Misses Some Steps

28 January 2015 6:58 PM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

The title of rapper and comedian Nick Cannon’s directorial film debut (which he also wrote and produced) is a bit of a misnomer. Though it does climax with a song and dance competition, School Dance—which sounds like it is focused on typical prom drama—centers more around gang violence amidst a high school lock in. More surprising, however, is that Cannon draws much inspiration for this film from Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet (going even so far as to actually quote the play at one particularly odd moment). Once again the iconic play is set in a high school. But this time the Jets are The Ranger$, the popular African American boys who “run the school” with their incredible rapping and dance skills. They attract the attention of young Romeo, or Jason (Bobb’e J. Thompson), who wants to join them to win the attention of his fair Juliet, »

- John Keith

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