Parents' Guide to

The Rap Game

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Edgy rap-boot-camp reality gives solid advice.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 16+

Wow!! Teaching kids it's ok to....

Wow!? It's teaching kids it's ok to curse and use fowl language at a really early age just to be a "rap star". I thought it was going to be Christian rapping but apparently not because the episode I watched was absolutely full of "beeps" from fowl language. Makes me sad our youth think this is the way to fame when they could be like the famous Christian rappers promoting Jesus without the garbage language and have a place in heaven with our Lord and savior for rapping the faith. (Lacrea, NF, Trip Lee, Andy Mineo, etc....). I'd rather listen to Christian rap any day than listen to this garbage much less watch it.....the kids can't even complete a single word without sounding so "thug hood" it's ridiculous.....just shows what happens when these kids are raised up in negative neighborhood's, schools, and families. God bless these children and the parents!!

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 9+

Great

Good influence teaches to work hard

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (6):

The engagingly honest and compelling reality show offers viewers a chance to see the kind and level of preparation and training it takes to be a successful hip-hop artist who can sell albums. There's some competitive behavior, but what makes it worth watching are the larger lessons being taught here, which range from being willing to start at the bottom and developing a strong work ethic to learning how to listen, take direction, and cope with criticism. It also underscores the fact that being an Internet celeb doesn't automatically translate into success in the commercial rap industry.

The kids want to succeed, but some of them, regardless of their talent, appear to lack the maturity necessary to understand the opportunities being given to them, much less navigate or cope with the cutthroat and unforgiving industry if they manage to break into it. The pressure placed on them by their families, combined with their misguided advice, doesn't help, either. The show's bottom line? To successfully win the real rap game, you have to rely on hard work, mentorship, and perfecting your craft instead of swagger, bravado, and bling.

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