Ja Rule, Fat Joe & Irv Gotti Join Cast For New York's "Growing Up Hip Hop" Spinoff
The Growing Up Hip Hop reality series has become a fixture in the past few years since debuting in 2016 with a case that included Pepa of Salt-n-Pepa, Master P of No Limit fame, and the undeniably crass Dame Dash. Since then, the brand has evolved to include a version of the show solely based in Atlanta and the recently announced New York spinoff.
According to Essence mag, the freshly-minted New York spinoff will debut with a cast that includes Fat Joe, Irv Gotti, Ja Rule, Rev Run in more central roles. Atlanta holdovers Lil Mama and her brother Arnstar will return to NY for their second tour of duty, as will the children of Charli Baltimore, Old Dirty Bastard, Flavor Flav and DJ Kid Capri to round out the ensemble lineup.
Bennett Raglin/Getty ImagesAngela Simmons who figures as the co-founding executive producer of the series, will not take on an onscreen role opposite her father Rev Run. Instead, viewers will be blessed with the presence of the least of the headline-grabbing Simmons' kids (JoJo) that moonlighted on Run's House in the mid-2000s.
So, if you needed yet another reason to downplay your family's dysfunction and you're short on ideas, keep your eyes peeled for Growing Up Hip Hop eventual production run. On the other hand, if you want to preserve the frightful mystique of Murder Inc. or Fat Joe's Terror Squad, you'd be wise to look elsewhere for entertainment.