The release date for The Rap Game season 3 — January 13, 2017
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Rap Game season 3 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Lifetime has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for January 13, 2017.
Series info and cast
The Rap Game is a new US music and reality television series that premiered on January 1, 2016 on Lifetime. It is executive produced by the series` hosts – rappers Queen Latifah, her partner Shakim Compere and famous music producer Jemaine Dupri – along with Mechelle Collins, Kevin Dill, Sean Rankine, Laura Fuest Silva and Chris Deux. The series is produced by Intuitive Entertainment and is filmed in Atlanta. The second series debuted on July 22, 2016.
The series will follow 5 emerging hip hop artists from around the country aged from 12 to 16, as they work with the stellar hosts of The Rap Game. The talented young rappers were already working hard on their careers before being cast for the show, and in the end only one of them will be signed on with So So Def Recordings, Jemaine Dupri`s record label. Dupri is well-known for cultivating talent and turning the almost-stars into real stars.
Reception and possibilities of renewal
All of the young artists portrayed are talented and ambitious, and all of them are sure to find support in the audience. The reviews are positive, as Jemaine Dupri`s thirty years of experience, mentoring style and skills offer the five musicians a chance to succeed and Queen Latifah`s empowering presence is truly inspiring. The series provides a look at the Atlanta hip hop scene, and offers a fresh view of the emerging artists as they apparently progress on their path to success from each episode to the next. There is definitely potential in this format, especially with the host team as professional and charismatic as this one. The freshman season delivered excellent ratings for Lifetime, averaging from 1 to 1.5 million viewers, with a 0.5-0.7 rating in the 18-49 demo. The second season is averaging over 1 million viewers per episode, and airs with a 0.4 demo rating. The Rap Game has yet to be renewed for season 3, so please stay tuned, and we’ll continue to bring you the latest news.
Season 2 recap
The second season of Jermaine Dupri and Queen Latifah’s musical competition series The Rap Game has wrapped up with a two-part finale on September 16 and September 23, 2016. The young rappers performed in front of a huge audience, and Mani, a 16-year-old LA native who seemed to have the greatest chances of becoming the winner from the very beginning, walked away with the ultimate grand prize – a record deal with So So Def Recordings. The second season’s crew is generally praised over the preceding installment’s as more energetic and boasting stronger potential. The intense season finale was the top-rated program of the night across all cable networks, with a 1,363 million viewer audience and a 0.53 demo rating. The show has not yet been renewed for a third season, but considering the great social media response and excellent viewership numbers it seems that it’s only a matter of time before Lifetime commissions The Rap Game season 3. Stay tuned, and we will keep you informed.
UPDATED November 23, 2016: The Rap Game is back, and the rules have changed! One of the season two fan favorites, Nashville native Tally is back to face four new contestants in an exciting new installment of the competition program. The third season kicks off on January 13, 2017, with social activist Bernice King`s special appearance teased. Don`t miss the launch of an electric new installment of fierce battles, sign up for our updates, and we`ll drop you a reminder a day prior to the premiere of The Rap Game season 3.