This week, the rappers had to put everything that they’ve learned in the past six weeks to the test, but first they had an interview with The Durtty Boyz at Hot 107.9.
Jermaine told the kids that having a good relationship with a Dj was something that every artist needs because having that relationship can guarantee that your songs will get played on their radio station. Overall, most of the kids did a pretty good job. They said the right things and answered the questions with confidence. They almost made it off mistake free, but you know their had to be at least one that messed up. With the interview behind them, the rappers had to tackle their next task, which was the hardest they’ve had, so far.
The task was to be a feature in another rap group’s song and video. They had to write, record and shoot a video with rap duo, 2 Crucial. We didn’t get to see the writing process, so I’m assuming that they didn’t have too much of a problem getting that done, but the recording and the video was a little rough for some.
Even after working with Jermaine for almost 2 months, some of the young rappers are still have problems with staying on beat and enunciating their words. It wasn’t terrible, but a couple of the sessions took longer than Jermaine wanted them to. Though some of them needed more time to record, their verses were all pretty good.
The video shoot was a little harder because most of them had never shot a real video before. They struggled with their energy, taking center stage and making eye contact with the camera. At the end of the episode, Jermaine allowed the rappers and their managers to view their videos and I was impressed. For that being their first time shooting a video, I think they all did well. Of course, you had one who did better than the rest, but, over time, they’ll all improve.
The issue with the parents got worse and two of them actually had a full blown, yelling and screaming argument. I wasn’t surprised that this happened though because when you continue to talk crap there is going to be a time when someone is going to get fed up and confront you about the stuff that you’ve said or are saying.
I think the parents are starting to get a little uptight because the competition is coming to an end. It’s the week before Jermaine picks the winner and they’ve given up their lives to make their kids dreams come true, so they have a lot riding on this competition.
This episode was good. Next week is the season finale and I am excited because I want to know who Jermaine picks. I already have my suspicions of who’ll win, but, of course, I could be wrong. I mean, I was surprised by the placement of tonight’s Hit List, so it’s possible and, if you didn’t know, tonight’s Hit List was the last one.
Who do you think Jermaine will sign to his label?
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