Lifetime wants piece of the rap game.

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The female-skewing cable network is teaming with Queen Latifah and Jermaine Dupri for a new unscripted series called The Rap Game.

The eight-episode series is schedule to premier on New Years Day.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, The series will follow five emerging artists ages 12-16 who will be immersed in the Atlanta hip-hop scene in a quest to become the next big rap star.

Dupri will appear on every episode with artist such as Usher, LudachrisDa Brat, T.I. and Silento to help mold the kids into the next big young rapper. The winner will receive a contract with Dupri’s record label So So Def.

For Lifetime, and other networks, Rap Game gives them ability to capitalize off the success of Empire.  VH1 will preimer it’s new show Breaks on Jan 4. Breaks is a TV movie based on Dan Charnas’ best-selling book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop. 

Rap Game will air on January 1st at 10 pm.

King Jut (@KingJut92)