Last month I told you about VH1’s newest reality show, “Love & Hip-Hop,” featuring women in the biz trying to make their mark in a male-dominated culture.
According to VH1, “Love & Hip-Hop” will be an eight-part, “docu-soap” that gives viewers an inside look at the New York rap scene.
“When people think of the hip hop life, they think of the players – the men who shape the music and the blinged-out lifestyle that comes with success. The fact is the hip hop life is different for the women involved: the spouses, girlfriends or artists trying to define themselves in a world where men are still calling the shots. VH1’s new, eight-part docu-soap series Love & Hip Hop follows five dynamic women who are connected to the world of hip hop, whether it’s through the men they love, or their struggle to be heard as an artist. Love & Hip Hop provides a dramatic, funny and sometimes heartbreaking look into the female side of the New York hip hop life as these five women try to claim their own place in it.”
The series, which will begin airing March 14 at 10:30pm, follows former G-Unit singer Olivia, Fabolous’ wifey Emily Bustamente, Jim Jones’ long-time girlfriend Chrissy Lampkin, newcomer Somaya Reece, and (recently added) Swizz Beatz’s ex-wife, Mashonda.
VH1 just released a trailer for the show, and from the looks of it, “Love & Hip-Hop” might not be half-bad. I just hope the ladies keep the manufactured drama to a minimum and we actually get an authentic peak behind hip-hop’s blinged-out façade.