Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta premiered last night. I have been waiting for this show for weeks. I love the first show. So I had to of course watch this one. The cast is made up of Bow Wow, Shaniah Mauldin (Daughter of Jermaine Dupri), Reginae Carter (Daughter of Lil’ Wayne), Ayana Fite (Daughter of DJ Hurricane), Brandon Barnes ((Ms. Deb & brother of hip hop rapper Waka Flocka), and Zonnique Pullins (daughter of T. I. and Tiny). We get to follow the lives of these young people as they try to navigate their at through life and the industry.
The first episode of the show started off with Bow Wow making his return to Atlanta after moving to LA. He is in Atlanta for a mixtape release party that he did with Soulja Boy another rapper. We ae introduced to the other cast members after seeing Bow Wow at a party after he told his ex that he wouldn’t do it. After partying he meets up with his mentor Jermaine Dupri to discuss his mixtape. Jermaine tells him he thinks he should do a solo album. Bow Wow doesn’t agree. Later on in the show we see Bow Wow having a conversation with Da Brat and Jermaine Dupri where they both say he should come back to Atlanta and work on his album. Bow Wow isn’t sure what he wants to do because his daughter is in California. When we are introduced to Reginae she talks about how she is dealing with the fall out of an interview that her dad Lil’ Wayne where he said he couldn’t relate to the Black Lives Matters Movement. She meets up with Zonnique who dipped out on voice lessons with Brandon to be a listening ear. They are chatting about the matter when Zonnique’s stepfather T.I. makes a Instagram post calling out little Wayne about the interview. They both agree that they are going to stay out of it. Later Zonnique attends Bow Wow’s mixtape release party while Reginae is having a conversation with her mom about the situation. Her Mom tells her to leave it between her dad and T.I. But of course being a teenager Reginae does what she wants to do and comments on T.I.’s post basically saying that instead of posting on Instagram he could have called and spoke to her dad with his concerns. Meanwhile there is drama going down at Bow Wow’s album release party. People who he use to be friends with show up trying to cause problems. Everyone is then on high alert expecting drama to go down. The episode ends with Zonnique seeing Reginae’s comment on T.I.’s Instagram post and saying she and Reginae now have a problem.
So far I love this show. Of course being from Atlanta I would love a show where my city is being represented. There was a lot of drama in just one episode. I wasn’t expecting so much in one episode. From the sneak peek of the season there is more to come. I can’t wait to see what all happens. It seems that it all mainly circles around Lil’ Wayne’s interview. But there is more than just that drama. These kids are trying to make careers for themselves in the shadow of their parents. Trying to break from your parents shadow is difficult as a normal person. I can’t imagine what it’s like when your parents are celebrities. I am excited to learn more about the entire cast. I have only heard of 4 of the 6. I think it is definitely worth watching. Will you be checking out Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta? You can see it on WEtv at 9 on Thursdays.
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