Jermaine Dupri’s debut season of his Lifetime network reality show Hip Hop competition, The Rap Game has come to a close and one clear winner has been crowned. The show pitted five pre-adult rappers; Miss Mulatto, Lil Niqo, Lil Poopy, Supa Peach and Young Lyric against one another for the opportunity to win a recording contract with Dupri’s So So Def imprint and the 17-year-old Mulatto will now be the new face of the label.
The eight-episode first season saw the competitors battle it out in various challenges that highlighted mandatory attributes a rap star should possess such as battle rapping, live performances and penning and recording a full song in-studio. Being around the Atlanta rap scene and having years worth of performances made Mulatto (real name Alyssa Michelle Stephens) not only the most consistent artist but the ideal choice to resume business once cameras stopped rolling.
During a Rap Game promotional interview with HipHopDX, the tenured music mogul spoke candidly how most fans wouldn’t be moved by a kid rapper. Following the series finale–which catapulted to the top of Twitter’s trending topics–he commended himself for sticking to his guns after the end result was brimming with success.
“This is very exciting!!,” he tweeted. “Cause when I introduced this, THEY told me it wasn’t gonna work,didn’t nobody wanna watch kid rappers.”
He also admitted he “hated” dealing an early life blow to the other young contestants and announced that they all would be embarking on an official Lifetime Rap Game Tour.
Miss Mulatto also seized the moment, releasing both her new video, “Broken Record Player” on YouTube and Rap Game single, “No More Talking” on iTunes.
— Miss Mulatto (@missmulatto247) February 20, 2016