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NEW REALITY SHOW ALERT: "GROWING UP HIP HOP" Starring Heirs Romeo Miller, Angela Simmons, Boogie Dash & More

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We've got the scoop on a new WE tv series that'll take us inside the lives of privileged YBF kids who're hoping to break out of their famous parents' shadows. Find out who makes up the cast of hip hop mogul and heirs inside....

Since its inception, Hip Hop has gone on to become one the most popular genre of music all around the world and has birthed a "lifestyle" that's permeated nearly every aspect of social media and pop culture.

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be the child of one of the Hip Hop's legends?  The good folks of WE tv hope to answer that burning question in a new docu-series slated for a late 2015 debut dubbed "Growing Up Hip Hop." See our initial write-up about the series here.

The six-episode series will follow the "next" generation of hip hop royalty as they attempt to step out of the shadows of their famous parents and create their own lane.  Thanks to a press release sent out today, we've confirmed that children of Damon Dash, Rev. Run, Russell Simmons, Master P, El DeBarge and Pepa (of Salt & Pepa fame) will participate.

While touting the new series, Marc Juris, WE tv's president, explained the premise saying:

"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. '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. This series will be right at home in our growing line-up focused on the authenticity and the challenges of real people and real relationships, and we can't wait to share these distinctive original stories with WE tv viewers."

Here's the rundown of the "Next" generation:

Romeo Miller is a musician, actor (formerly known as Lil' Romeo) and the son of Master P. He's on track to take over the music empire his father built, but is that really his path or will he veer off course? He consistently leans on close friend Angela for guidance and support;

Angela Simmons (above), the daughter of rap pioneer Rev. Run and niece of Russell Simmons, is a hip hop socialite, model and fashion designer of her own line, Foofi. Angela is a social media powerhouse who's hoping to translate her fashion success into dollars away from the comfort of her father's fortunes;

Damon "Boogie" Dash is the namesake of his father, Roc-A-Fella co-founder and media mogul, Damon Dash (both shown above). Like father like son, "Boogie" is also an entrepreneur having co-founded Chipz Cookies as well as a record label and
NYC art gallery;

Kristinia DeBarge is the daughter of James DeBarge from the legendary yet troubled group DeBarge, and a singer/songwriter in her own right. With her father currently in prison, Kristinia leans on her uncle, hip hop legend El DeBarge, as she struggles to choose between family and fame, all while considered the outsider of this tight-knit group;

Egypt Criss, the daughter of Sandra "Pepa" Denton from Salt-N-Pepa and rap icon Treach from Naughty By Nature, is actively pursuing a solo music career. Her overprotective mother, however, has yet to bless her career choice based on her own experiences in the hip hop industry which she helped establish;

TJ Mizell, the son of the late Run D.M.C. DJ, Jam Master Jay, has stepped into his father's shoes as a DJ, spinning at the hottest events and venues around the world, yet always on his mind is his father's mysterious and still unsolved murder.

Hmmm......we're kinda feeling this concept. It's like #RichKids Of Beverly Hills....but with YBF kids of hip hop & r&b legends.   Romeo Miller, Angela Simmons and Percy Robert Miller (Master P) made sure to nab Executive Producing credits.  We expected nothing less...

 


Photos via Dame's IG

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