The Rap Game heads into its most intense season ever and it’s all-out music mayhem! The stakes are higher than ever before and with a battle every episode, this new crop of superstars must use everything in their arsenal to keep their place on the HIT List….and in the house! From executive producers, Golden Globe winner and Grammy nominee Queen Latifah and Grammy winner Jermaine Dupri, the fifth season of The Rap Game kicks off Thursday, January 10th at 10pm ET/PT. This is the time to shine for these six young rappers who will have to freestyle, flow and rhyme their way to a life-changing prize – a recording contract with Dupri’s label, So So Def Recordings. This season, artists Will.I.Am, Lil Jon, Xscape, Killer Mike, Rapsody and Jacquees join Dupri to help guide these promising rappers to music victory.
The Rap Game Season 5 artists include:
Eli Triplett, 15, Chattanooga, TN – This Tennesee kid is raised by a single dad who works four jobs at a time to support his kids. Eli is a great boxer and basketball player, but it’s always been writing music that’s helped him to cope with his stress.
Lil Richye, 13, Charlotte, NC – Lil Richye’s parents run a record label and Richye is their star client. The youngest of the family, he started writing his own rap music at age 10, and won “Best youth Hip Hop Artist of the year” at the 2016 Queen City Music Awards.
Nya Kasan, 16, Detroit, MI – A spunky teenager, this “girl power” rapper from Detroit is a master battler who’s ready to destroy the competition. After growing up in a neighborhood surrounded by gang violence, she’s determined to turn tragedy into triumph.
Queen Amayah, 15, Miami, FL – Bold and unapologetic, Queen Amaya brings an east coast flare reminiscent of Biggie. A mix of Iranian, Puerto Rican and Cuban, she’s a smart storyteller and passionate rapper who has even challenged her teacher to a rap battle.
Sire, 14, Atlanta, GA – Sire’s talent and personality are big and bold. His huge family of 10 recently uprooted their whole world and relocated to Atlanta to support Sire in pursuing his career. He considers himself a prolific writer, a great dancer, and an amazing live performer.
Tyeler Reign, 16, Los Angeles, CA – Tyeler has opened up for big names like Busta Rhymes and Silento. Nearly every adult in Tyler’s life is in the music industry, and with her energetic overzealous mother by her side, she’s one to beat.
The Rap Game is executive produced by Intuitive Entertainment’s Kevin Dill, Mechelle Collins, and Executive Producers Ilia Saddler-Flagg and Angela Chiu with show runners Adam Schor and Bob Schermerhorn. Lifetime’s Gena McCarthy, Brie Miranda Bryant and Shura Davison also serve as executive producers, as well as Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere & Elizabeth Polans from Flavor Unit and Jermaine Dupri.