Parents' Guide to

Drop the Mic

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Celebs face off in a stale, scripted battle rap competition.

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Just Trash

I know, Im old school. I know they tell the hosts what to wear, why they have to dress the girl like a half dressed slut is beyond me. She would pretty dressed normal. Idk, maybe that's why its on late. After a few drinks, it could be funny.

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Too much sex

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The premise works OK as a "bit" within a longer talk show, but stretch it into a series, and the whole thing falls kind of flat. Historically, battle raps were meant to show off fresh, inventive rapping techniques, and although some were committed to record, many of the best raps in this genre were (and are) performed freestyle and live. While nobody expects, say, James Van Der Beek or NFL player Ron Gronkowski to be able to flex that level of artistry -- and let's face it, part of the fun is seeing how awkward or skilled certain celebs are at it -- it's just not that compelling watching celebs strut around stage reciting lyrics pre-written by comedy writers. Co-host Hailey Baldwin told the press that the contestants are "in the mindset where they know already that there are going to be some digs in there, and it's never surprising to them." This lack of spontaneity comes across in the unflappable non-reactions of the "battling" celebs. At best, Drop the Mic is mildly amusing. At worst, it's boring.

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