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Growing Up Hip Hop is the original installment of the Growing Up Hip Hop reality television franchise on WE tv. The series premiered on January 7, 2016, and chronicles the lives of the children of hip hop legends. Its success has led to the creation of a spin-off Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta. On November 15, 2018, WE tv announced the show's return for the second half of the fourth season, which premiered on January 10, 2019. The series is executive produced by Datari Turner Productions and Entertainment One Studios.[1] Another spin-off titled Growing Up Hip Hop: New York will premiere on August 29, 2019.[2][3]

Growing Up Hip Hop
GUHH logo.jpg
GenreReality television
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes50
Production
Executive producer(s)


Running time
  • 42 to 44 minutes
Release
Original networkWE tv
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 7, 2016 (2016-01-07) –
present
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

CastEdit

MainEdit

Cast member Seasons
1 2 3 4A 4B
Romeo Miller Main
Angela Simmons Main
Kristinia DeBarge Main
Boogie Dash Main
Egypt Criss Main
TJ Mizell Main Supporting
Vanessa Simmons Guest Supporting Main
Briana Latrise Supporting Main
Tahira "Tee Tee" Francis Supporting Main

CurrentEdit

Son of Master P and brother of Cymphonique Miller. Miller's career began with the release of his debut studio Lil' Romeo at the age of 11, which led to other opportunities including his own Nickelodeon sitcom, Romeo!, running from 2003 to 2006. Miller appeared on Dancing with the Stars during its twelfth season. In 2016, Miller appeared on Empire during its third season as Gram. The series chronicles his business ventures with his father.
Daughter of Rev Run of Run–D.M.C. and sister of Vanessa Simmons. Simmons first gained public attention when she appeared with her family on the reality TV series Run's House. She has made a name for herself by making a clothing line. The third season chronicles her struggles of connecting with her family after becoming a mother.
  • Damon "Boogie" Dash
Son of Damon Dash. The second and third seasons showcase his struggle with drinking alcohol and hiding DUIs. Briana's ex-lover.
  • Egypt Criss
Daughter of Pepa of Salt-n-Pepa and Treach of Naughty by Nature. Criss has the desire to create a name for herself musically.
  • Vanessa Simmons (Season 3–present) (supporting cast member in season 2) (guest star in season 1)
Daughter of Rev Run of Run–D.M.C. and sister of Angela Simmons. Simmons first gained public attention when she appeared with her family on the reality TV series Run's House. In the third season, she struggles to become closer to Angela.
  • Briana Latrise (Season 4–present) (supporting cast member in seasons 2–3)
Daughter of Kendu Isaacs. In the second season, Briana deals with an abusive relationship. The third season chronicles the fallout from the breakup of her father and Mary J. Blige. Boogie's ex-lover and Lil' Eazy-E's love interest.
  • Tahira "Tee Tee" Francis (Season 4–present) (supporting cast member in season 3)
Niece of Pepa. In the third season, Tee Tee goes to LA to watch over Egypt as Pepa goes on tour again, however, she becomes involved in a lot of drama.

FormerEdit

Daughter of James DeBarge of DeBarge. DeBarge followed in her family's footsteps and went into music. DeBarge's debut single Goodbye released in 2009, went platinum and released an album Exposed along with it. DeBarge has continued to make music over the years. She has the desire to find out if she has a half-sister whose mother would be Janet Jackson beginning in the second season. The third season chronicles her desire to put out music, but faces rumors about sleeping with her producer.[4]
  • TJ Mizell (Seasons 1–2) (supporting cast member in season 3)
Son of Jam Master Jay of Run–D.M.C..

SupportingEdit

Cast member Seasons
1 2 3 4A 4B
Master P Supporting
Pepa Supporting
Damon Dash Supporting
Rev Run Supporting
Andre King Supporting
Bow Wow Supporting Supporting
Jojo Simmons Supporting
Tyran Denton Supporting
Kyndall Ferguson Supporting
Sam Guest Supporting
Lil Eazy-E Guest Supporting
Lil Twist Supporting
Raquel Guest Supporting

CurrentEdit

Father of Romeo Miller. Master P is a rapper from New Orleans who is best known for his singles "Mr. Ice Cream Man" and "Make 'Em Say Uhh!". Master P supports Romeo throughout the series, while also clashing with him when it comes to business deals.
Mother of Egypt Criss. Pepa is a part of the female rap trio Salt-n-Pepa. Pepa serves as a support system for Egypt and looks out for her well-being. They clash about Egypt's singing career plan throughout the series.
Father of Boogie Dash. Damon is one of the founders of Roc-A-Fella Records Damon makes sure his son stays on the right path
Angela's friend. In the third season, Bow Wow tries to rekindle his friendship with Angela. Bow Wow is also a main cast member on Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.
  • Jojo Simmons (Season 4–present)
Son of Rev Run and brother of Vanessa and Angela. Jojo will be joining the cast of Growing Up Hip Hop: New York along with his father.[2]
  • Tyran Denton (Season 4–present)
Son of Pepa and brother of Egypt.
  • Kyndall Ferguson (Season 4–present)
Daughter of El DeBarge and cousin of Kristinia.
  • Sam (Season 4–present)
Boyfriend of Egypt Criss.
  • Lil' Eazy-E (Season 4–present)
Son of Eazy-E. Real name Eric Wright, Jr., he was previously in a relationship with Briana.
  • Lil' Twist (Season 4–present)
Rapper. He is currently signed to Young Money.
  • Raquel (Season 4–present)
Girlfriend of Damon Dash. Also known as Rocky.

FormerEdit

Father of Angela and Vanessa Simmons. Rev Run was a part of the hip hop group Run–D.M.C.. Rev Run helps Angela with her stalker situation in the first season. Run will be joining the cast of the spin-off Growing Up Hip Hop: New York along with his son Jojo.[2]
  • Andre King (Season 2)
Brother of Swizz Beatz. The second season showcased King coming out to his friends and family.

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedExtra episodes
First airedLast aired
16January 7, 2016 (2016-01-07)February 11, 2016 (2016-02-11)N/A
210October 13, 2016 (2016-10-13)December 22, 2016 (2016-12-22)N/A
310July 20, 2017September 21, 2017N/A
423May 24, 2018 (2018-05-24)March 14, 2019 (2019-03-14)March 21, 2019

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2016)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
11"The Master Plan"January 7, 2016 (2016-01-07)0.84[5]
22"The Struggle Is Real"January 14, 2016 (2016-01-14)0.60[6]
33"Run to Miami"January 21, 2016 (2016-01-21)0.71[7]
44"O Romeo, Romeo"January 28, 2016 (2016-01-28)0.61[8]
55"Master Player"February 4, 2016 (2016-02-04)0.60[9]
66"Master of My Fate"February 11, 2016 (2016-02-11)0.65[10]

Season 2 (2016)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
71"Blinged Up, Throne Down"October 13, 2016 (2016-10-13)0.60[11]
82"Boogie Down"October 20, 2016 (2016-10-20)0.53[12]
93"Run in the Oven"October 27, 2016 (2016-10-27)0.59[13]
104"Immaculate Deception"November 3, 2016 (2016-11-03)0.52[14]
115"Only God and Janet Would Know"November 10, 2016 (2016-11-10)0.53[15]
126"Busta Crime"November 17, 2016 (2016-11-17)0.60[16]
137"Straight Trippin'"December 1, 2016 (2016-12-01)0.61[17]
148"Denial Ain't Just a River in Egypt"December 8, 2016 (2016-12-08)0.58[18]
159"Lie to Fly"December 15, 2016 (2016-12-15)0.59[19]
1610"Empire State of Mind"December 22, 2016 (2016-12-22)0.52[20]

Season 3 (2017)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
171"Cash Me in New Orleans"July 20, 2017 (2017-07-20)0.55[21]
182"Bad and Boogie"July 27, 2017 (2017-07-27)0.54[22]
193"Bad to the Throne"August 3, 2017 (2017-08-03)0.54[23]
204"Gossip Girl"August 10, 2017 (2017-08-10)0.60[24]
215"Mo Money Mo Problems"August 17, 2017 (2017-08-17)0.51[25]
226"Let's Talk About Pep"August 24, 2017 (2017-08-24)0.63[26]
237"Treacherous Waters"August 31, 2017 (2017-08-31)0.49[27]
248"Count Your Blessings"September 7, 2017 (2017-09-07)0.54[28]
259"Spilling the Tee Tee"September 14, 2017 (2017-09-14)0.56[29]
2610"Sticks and Bones and Broken Thrones"September 21, 2017 (2017-09-21)0.66[30]

Season 4 (2018–19)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
271"Yo Gotti Got the Next Date?"May 24, 2018 (2018-05-24)0.47[31]
282"The Boy Is Mine"May 31, 2018 (2018-05-31)0.52[32]
293"Game of Thrones"June 7, 2018 (2018-06-07)0.45[33]
304"Blurred Lines"June 14, 2018 (2018-06-14)0.49[34]
315"No More Boogie Nights"June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)0.52[35]
326"A Ninja in the Shadows"June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)0.48[36]
337"The Cupid Shuffle"July 5, 2018 (2018-07-05)0.53[37]
348"Straight Outta Rehab"July 12, 2018 (2018-07-12)0.47[38]
359"Tee Tee With the Good Hair"July 19, 2018 (2018-07-19)0.51[39]
3610"Let's Talk About Sam"July 26, 2018 (2018-07-26)0.49[40]
3711"What Heirs in Vegas, Stays in Vegas"August 2, 2018 (2018-08-02)0.49[41]
3812"Hard Times"January 10, 2019 (2019-01-10)0.56[42]
3913"Meet Your New Daddy"January 10, 2019 (2019-01-10)0.62[43]
4014"This Ain't My First Rodeo"January 17, 2019 (2019-01-17)0.47[44]
4115"Don't Get It Twisted"January 17, 2019 (2019-01-17)0.50[45]
4216"The Battle of the Lil's"January 24, 2019 (2019-01-24)0.59[46]
4317"Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?"January 31, 2019 (2019-01-31)0.54[47]
4418"Leave Me Alone"February 7, 2019 (2019-02-07)0.54[48]
4519"Everyday We Strugglin'"February 14, 2019 (2019-02-14)0.53[49]
4620"Hot Grass Mess"February 21, 2019 (2019-02-21)0.56[50]
4721"Imma Throw You a Drank"February 28, 2019 (2019-02-28)0.55[51]
4822"Will You Be My Feyonce?"March 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)0.60[52]
4923"Run to You"March 14, 2019 (2019-03-14)0.59[53]

Spin-offsEdit

Growing Up Hip Hop: AtlantaEdit

The first spin-off titled Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta premiered on May 25, 2017.

Growing Up Hip Hop: New YorkEdit

On April 11, 2019, it was announced that another spin-off titled [Growing Up Hip Hop: New York] will premiere on August 29, 2019.[2][3]

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