Following Issa Raes'' final five-season season, the entertainment mogul is gearing up for her new comedy series,Rap Sh!t. Shawna (Aida Osman) and Mia (KaMillion) who decided to set up a rap group.
Osman joked in her recent conversation with Harpers BAZAAR, alongside Rae and KaMillion. Its interesting to see ShawnaIm giving her a lot of my personal stories. We can have real conversations about Black femininity and control as a young creative, and it''s fantastic to me as a young creative and a Black woman. It''s like constant therapy.
The film based on Raes originalInsecurescriptis is expected to follow the ebbs and lows of friendship, as well as the difficulties of women entering the hip-hop industry.
I believe this is a very unique moment in hip-hop, especially when it comes to female rappers. Rae, who created the video for Rap Sh!t, explained that it feels like two women were always in line for another. All of that, combined with my own story of coming up, became the next story that I wanted to tell.
Rae outlined the process of finding the leading producers of the show. Osman is one of the show writers, while KaMillion is a real-life rapper. Though there was some hesitation at first, their chemistry test proved that selecting these two was a no-brainer.
Rae wants to keep the series genuine to the path of female rap in the modern day. When I think about Cardi B, I discovered her because of friends sending me her social media videos before she was a rapper, beforeLove & Hip Hop. And then, being able to watch her journey and see people fall in love with her and root for her downfall like that, really fascinates me. I don''t believe that this era of female rap exists without social media.
With Rap Sh!t, this is sort of like my sophomore albumI see Awkward BlackGirlas as my mixtape andInsecure as my first album. So with this one, there is pressure, but im really pleased with it. I hope that people have an open mindits such a fun show, Rae later expressed.
Rap Sh!tis is expected to premiere later this summer, but will perform exclusively at the American Black Film Festival in 2022 on June 18.