Jermaine Dupri’s reality competition show The Rap Game is returning for a third season, which premieres on Lifetime Friday, January 13th at 10 p.m. Eastern. The program pits five young, aspiring rappers in a battle to win a recording contract with Dupri’s label, So So Def Recordings. Rappers Da Brat, Bow Wow, Rick Ross and Jeezy along with noted producers Brian Michael Cox and Zaytoven are among the industry heavyweights guest starring to guide the hopeful artists to victory.
The youngest competitor this season hails from Savannah. Twelve-year-old Flau’jae is the daughter of the late rapper Camouflage, who was briefly signed to Universal Music Group in the early ‘00s, although he was dropped before releasing an album through the company, and was later gunned down outside a recording studio in 2003 at age 21. Camouflage’s friends, Master P, Birdman and Lil Boosie, among others, recognized Flau’jae’s early talents and have helped to mentor the budding rapper.
The next-youngest contestant for season three is also a Georgian – Atlanta, specifically. Thirteen-year-old King Roscoe has a pair of music videos up on YouTube recorded when he was nine, including one – “Straight ‘A’ Student” – with nearly 100,000 views.