A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Music industry requires talent AND hard work, is cut throat; mentorship important.
Positive Role Models
Industry mentors are honest, direct.
Violence & Scariness
Some arguing, yelling between parents; competitive behavior.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Suggestive lyrics, dance moves.
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Occasional strong language.
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Products & Purchases
The MMG label prominently featured; lots of pop stars, music referenced.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Rap Game spinoff The Pop Game highlights the realities of commercially succeeding in the pop music industry. It's a little less edgy than the original show, and the language is quite a bit cleaner, but there's some competitive behavior between parents which sometimes leads to arguing and yelling. Pop songs from various artists and the Mosely Music Group label is prominently featured.
Is It Any Good?
The Rap Game spinoff is an honest unscripted series that showcases what it takes to become a successful pop artist. It's not as edgy as its sister series, but it still offers some important and difficult lessons about what the business is like, which includes being able to perform under pressure, coping with competition and criticism, and lots of rejection. It also highlights the fact that talent, and however popular you are on social media, doesn't automatically make you a good fit for the commercial music industry.
Thanks to contestant performances and guest appearances by popular singers like Jordin Sparks, Nelly Furtado, and Jojo,The Pop Game will easily appeal to aspiring young singers of all ages. But throughout it all, industry mentors are constantly noting that producing commercially successful pop music is a cutthroat game that requires endless amounts of work, effort, and sacrifice to win. Perhaps the most important lesson it offers is the fact that it takes much more than a dream and a good voice to make you a music star.
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