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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.


Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’



Aisha Tyler went through a few MAJOR life changes over the past two years and now, the actress is back on top living life to the fullest.

In 2016, Tyler’s college love and husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce from the actress. As if that weren’t an emotional challenge to overcome, Tyler was then ordered to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years, plus a lump sum of $500k.

Following the emotional split, Tyler’s career then took a big turn when she walked away from CBS’s The Talk. Just eight months ago, the actress left the show to pursue other passions. “I also have three other series (Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voicing a character on Archer),” the actress said during the big announcement. “People always go, ‘How do you do all that?’ And I don’t always have an answer.”

While it might sound like Tyler’s woes and 360 of a life might seem completely damaging, it all turned for the better. “The unknown can be very compelling and can be interesting. Instead of thinking about it as change, think about it as dynamism,” she told HipHollywood during the screening of Dwyane Wade’s, Shot in the Dark. 

She explained, “You can’t stay the same, your life can’t stay the same. Staying the same is staying in place and staying in place is dying slowly. For me, I always reminded myself I’m not always going to feel this way, it’s not always going to be this tuff.”

“You cannot get through this experience on this planet without a little bit of pain and you need to know that and see that it’s temporary,” Aisha said. “My life is so interesting now and it wouldn’t have been without going through the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been good for me; all this change.”

The actress is not only the star of some major network shows, but she also is about to launch her new cocktail line, Courage and Stone. “It’s been a really really exciting process,” she told us. “It really came out of my love of cocktails, my love of going to great bars and then going home and being like ‘I don’t know how to do all this.'”

Tyler then admitted that she was a whiskey girl at heart and that when she left the Talk “Julie Chen put me in a whiskey of the month club. She she’s doubled my collection in the last couple of months.”

Set to releae late spring early summer 2018.

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