Chronicling the perks and perils of being born into Hip Hop royalty in the city that the New York Times called “Hip Hop’s center of gravity” - Atlanta.
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, premiering this spring, chronicles the perks and perils of being born into Hip Hop royalty in the city that the New York Times called "Hip Hop's center of gravity". The rich history of the Atlanta hip hop scene has fostered a unique sense of pride and closeness among the artists that resembles a family. But like any family, Atlanta's next generation of hip hop stars do not always get along. Growing up together in the shadow of their legendary parents has established tight bonds and bitter rivalries, as everybody fights for their chance to push their way into the spotlight.
In season one, it’s time for Lil’ Bow Wow to re-enter the music industry as Big Bow Wow under the tutelage of his surrogate fathers -- legendary rapper and mega-producer Snoop Dogg and the “Godfather” of Atlanta hip hop Jermaine Dupri, along with the guidance of Da Brat, the first female solo rapper to sell over 1 million records. Alongside Bow, battling to step out of their legendary parents’ shadows in one of the biggest hip hop capitals in the world is: Shaniah Mauldin, daughter of Jermaine Dupri and sister figure to Bow; Reginae Carter, the daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright; Zonnique Pullins, the daughter of hip hop power couple T.I. & Tiny; Brandon Barnes, the son of famed Hip Hop manager Debra Antney and brother to Hip Hop star Waka Flocka Flame; and Brandon’s cousin Ayana Fite, the daughter of The Beastie Boys mainstay, DJ Hurricane.