BBC Three renews The Rap Game for second run
James R | On 09, Dec 2019
BBC Three has renewed The Rap Game for a second run.
The six-part competition series based on one of the USA’s most successful music formats and is produced by Naked Television and distributed by A+E Networks. It will be on the look-out for the best and up-and-coming rap artists from across the UK. Throughout the series the artists will live together and meet some of the best mentors from the culture. They’ll take on a series of new and returning challenges as they strive to top the weekly Ratings – while racing to reach their full potential. By the end of the series, as an intense artist development programme closes, just one will be crowned champion. The prize? The chance to earn a record contract at Krept & Konan’s Play Dirty Records.
After a hugely successful first season, BBC Three has confirmed that The Rap Game UK will return in 2020 with Krept & Konan and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Target once again on board as mentors.
Krept & Konan say: “The Rap Game UK is back again. We can’t wait to find our next signing and help develop six new artists and take them on that journey. People can get applying right now.”
DJ Target says: “I’m so excited for Season 2 of The Rap Game UK. The talent pool continues to grow in the UK and after Season One’s success, I know we are gonna find another star and this time it’s gonna be even bigger!”
Season 1 launched on BBC Three in August 2019 and was won by London rapper Kiico, who is currently supporting Krept & Konan on their tour, and featured AJ Tracey, Mist, Stefflon Don and Lady Leshurr as guest mentors across the series. Filmed in Birmingham, it received 3 million requests on iPlayer.
Fiona Campbell, Controller, BBC Three, says: “The response to The Rap Game UK has been incredible. The winning blend of authenticity, humour and unfiltered storytelling coupled with voices from all over the country allowed us to build a passionate and engaged audience, which I’m delighted we’ll get to grow in Series 2.”
Tom O’Brien, Simon Andreae and Cam De La Huerta are Executive Producers, with Cicelia Deane on board as the Series Producer.