From executive producers Jermaine “Maino” Coleman and James “Kraze” Billings comes an all too real and true to life story about the music industry and how the system can manipulate relationships, business and loyalty.
Rap Star is an edgy story that revolves around Lah (played by Maino), a successful artist manager in the music business whose task is to rebuild the career of his longtime friend and client, multi-platinum rap artist Millie Bucks (played by Mic Handz) whose career has taken a dive.
During the process, all things media has changed, which forces Millie to adapt to the new way of doing things. That means being on blog sites, reality shows and social media. But Millie, being from an era where he built his name from the mixtape game, is having a hard to time understanding and listening to his inner circle’s advice. Not being on the same page, Millie and Lah’s relationship will be tested more than it has ever been.
Challenges are faced at their longtime label, Rich and Famous Records, which now under the rule of Tracey Graham (played by Darlene Ivette) the new powerful female executive of the company who is now in control of Millie’s new marketing and budgeting. She is also responsible for the success of his latest project. Things get sticky because Tracey has something to prove and can not fail at her new position, but her way of doing things are not always seen as in Millie’s and Lah’s best interest.
Millie’s girl and celebrity stylist, Skye (played by Monia Amore), is at a place in her own career where things are taking off and has to balance her time in supporting her man without neglecting her own goals and opportunities. Along the way Lah discovers a internet rap sensation named Young Glizzy (Jay Cruz) who he takes under the wing and starts to develop.
With all that going on, can Lah bring Millie back to the top of the rap game, or does he look to sign a new artist along the way? Watch to follow their journey. Cameo appearances from VH1’s The Breaks’ DJ Superstar Jay (DaUnion/SiriusXM) and more.
Rap Star: The Series premieres December 19th on IndustryMuscle.com and online everywhere.
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