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More on ego trip's The (White) Rapper Show

by Julia Ward, posted Dec 19th 2006 8:05PM
ego trip the white rapper showMore information has been released about VH1's latest reality outing - ego trip's The (White) Rapper Show. What we reported to you in early November remains the same - the show, which premieres on January 8th, is a reality competition which pits lily white MCs against one another in search of the next Eminem or Adrock.

Now, you wouldn't expect another lame reality show from the team behind ego trip, would you? For the uninitiated, ego trip was a New York-based hip-hop magazine that started back in 1994. The publication covered underground sounds with wit and attitude. They were the "arrogant voice of musical truth." While the magazine folded years ago, ego trip remained at large through a series of books - ego trip's Book of Rap Lists and ego trip's Big Book of Racism. They partnered with VH1 on ego trip's Race-O-Rama and TV's Illest Minority Moments. Given their track record, it would be a huge disappointment were The (White) Rapper Show to suck.

Fortunately, the details released about the series sound interesting. The show is set in the South Bronx, the birthplace of hip-hop, and will be co-hosted by MC Search of 3rd Bass and Prince Paul (lots of cred points there). The ten contestants will live together in a South Bronx tenement and will be tested not just on their MC skills, but on their knowledge of hip-hop culture and ideas about race. They'll be facing off in a freestyle battle at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit and cutting a record with Just Blaze. Old school legends Grandmaster Flash and Kurtis Blow will be brought in to school and judge the white boy (and girl) crew.

These jokers are going to have to love and learn hip-hop culture as well as have rhyming skills, which is a much different affair than wanting to be a MTV-style mainstream rapper. Understanding how class and race intersect with hip-hop wasn't really part of P. Diddy's Making the Band unless you count having to walk to Junior's for cheescake when you don't the lyrics to Biggie Smalls' "Juicy." Fortunately, it looks like ego trip will be picking up the slack.

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madison

yo my b im the next wite rapper

February 09 2007 at 5:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
steph

i love the show i think it rocks!!!

February 05 2007 at 7:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Emily

I saw the show today, and it is pretty much hilarious. Not in a funny script way, in a 'I can't believe this is on TV' way.

Regardless, I'll be watching it.

January 13 2007 at 11:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chocolate White

how do u get on these shows? cuz i be comin down boy

January 11 2007 at 6:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jamie radford

I'm actually really looking forward to this show. I auditioned but didn't get cast.

Over at my blog, I have a complete sketch of the entire cast, along with some predictions about the show.. check it out at jamieradford.com/blog.. peace! J.

December 29 2006 at 4:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
K

I think that this show is a good idea and i have a friend that should be on it. There is nothing wrong with trying to find good white rappers, everyone deserves a chance. So eat it you dumb FUCKS!!

December 28 2006 at 11:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
VSJ

Yeah, I really dig Snow...I mean, uh, 3rd Bass...

December 20 2006 at 12:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
joey

um, is it legal to hold a contest for white people only?

December 20 2006 at 12:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bd

Lose the caps lock, you fucking jackass.

December 19 2006 at 10:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
James


HOW FUCKING STUPID. YOU WILL HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF ROLLING A SNOWBALL IN HELL THAN FINDING ANY QUALITY RAPPER ON HERE LET ALONE THE NEXT EMINEM OR BEASTIE BOYS..

REALITY TV IS A JOKE AND ITS BECAUSE OF MIDNLESS GARBAGE LIKE THIS, TRYING TO BE THE NEXT AMERICAN IDOL.

GET AN ORIGINAL IDEA, YOU FUCKING IDIOTS

December 19 2006 at 8:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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