A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive messages about friendship, perseverance, and integrity.
Positive Role Models
Characters show creativity, compassion, and honesty.
The two leads are Black, and the whole cast is made up almost entirely of actors of color in non-stereotypical roles.
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Violence & Scariness
May occasionally feature descriptions of violence as part of song lyrics.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual content throughout the series, including female nudity, sex work, and sexual innuendo in song lyrics.
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Profanity throughout the show includes "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," "d--k," and "p---y."
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Products & Purchases
Some product placement throughout the series, including for brand name alcohol.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking and drunkenness shown throughout the series. Characters are shown smoking marijuana and vaping as well.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Rap Sh!t is a comedy produced and co-written by Issa Rae (Insecure) about two friends trying to make it in the music industry. High school friends Shawna and Mia reconnect while struggling with their day jobs and decide to form a rap duo. Their story is told mostly from the POV of their phones and apps, delving into themes about public vs. private images and maintaining relationships through social media. The series features female nudity and stripping scenes, as well as some descriptions of sexual acts and mild violence in some of the song lyrics. Profanity throughout the show includes "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," "d--k," and "p---y." The cast comes from many backgrounds, and the two leads are Black.
Is It Any Good?
Sometimes the hook that makes a show unique is also the very thing holding it back -- here that's the near-exclusive use of phones and social media to tell the story. Viewing Shawna and Mia's stories through the lens of their public personas opens up a lot of thematic possibilities, and it feels appropriate to the story writer-producer Issa Rae wants to tell. But it's also exhausting, the way that social media itself can be exhausting, making the story feel over-long and often redundant. Having a great hook doesn't always matter if the music and lyrics aren't exciting enough to support it.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.