Parents' Guide to


By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Music moguls help develop aspiring hip-hop hopefuls.

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The one thing this show has working for it is that the aspiring artists are asked to perform original music. This helps differentiate it from shows like American Idol, where a contestant can get a big reaction just by doing a passable rendition of a well-loved classic song. It could, however, benefit from a sprinkle of The Voice's magic, which places more value on a performer's talent than image. The show claims to be all about "raw talent," but could certainly spend more time showcasing it and less time focused on fights and pettiness. Additionally, one of the show's judges, Rick Ross, is a polarizing figure who once said that the reason he's never signed a female performer to his label is because he "can't trust himself to not sleep with them" -- which doesn't inspire a lot of confidence in terms of his qualifications as a true mentor for these contestants, many of whom are young women.

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