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It seems kids these days don’t really appreciate all the hard work and sacrifices that those who came before them had to endure … especially when it comes to these little rap newcomers. But don’t fret, Jermaine Dupri is focused on making sure the future of rap respects the past.

With his show The Rap Game, JD aims to educate the youngins about the legends who laid the foundation for hip-hop. When the super-producer stopped by for #HHConvos, he revealed that no matter how many seasons it takes, he’s gonna get the job done. “People ask me ‘how long is The Rap Game’ gone last; [I say] as long as it needs to last because it’s an education for [the next generation]. This time around, Dupri has welcomed Flau’Jae, Nova, Deetranada and King Roscoe to the house to not only learn hip-hop history, but to be groomed for the future of rap. Oh, but there’s a surprise … Tally returns.

The 17-year-old raptress blew her shot on The Rap Game last season by flubbing her lines. But, although her elimination came early in Season 2, she’s back for Season 3 and she’s definitely ready to take the crown. “I just wanted to see if Tally was as bad as I thought she was or as good as I thought she was,” JD told HipHollywood.

And while JD is focused on his crop of talented teens, when he sat down with HH he also took some time to reflect on the good ol’ days of hip-hop in HOTlanta and how things have changed. Check out the interview below.

Check out the Season 3 premiere of The Rap Game on Lifetime, today (Friday), January 13th at 10/9c.


Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Bigger & Better Than The First



If you liked Kingsman:The Secret Service, get ready for The Golden Circle. Hands downs this Kingsman is bigger, badder and better than the first.

Director Matthew Vaughn really takes it up a notch and gives fans much more action and fight sequences. Right off the top we see Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in this amazing car chase scene that will have you applauding as soon as the Prince track ends.

And while we’re talking music the film has an amazing sound track. And if you didnt know, Elton John is also in the film acting and singing some of his classic tunes.

What I also loved were the new editions.  Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal who play the Statesmen – the American version of the Kingsman –  and the dynamic between the two is pretty comical. Vaughn really explores the difference between the two cultures – mannered men in suits versus macho men in jeans and cowboy boots.

Then there’s Julianne Moore who plays the villain, she’s like this maniacal Martha Stewart esque drug lord and she’s quite good at it.

Now there are some obnoxious moments (like that sex scene between Egerton and Poppy Delevigne).  But I think that’s the point. This franchise is all about turning the spy genre on it’s head and introducing the younger generation to a new type of Bond flick … And we think they are going to love it.

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