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|The excitement of hip-hop comes to Interscope Presents 'The Next Episode' on Showtime. Loosely described as a reality version of the rap contests in the movie 8 Mile, The Next Episode follows the trials and triumphs of undiscovered rappers from across America struggling to become the countrys top MC.|
In each city, the field has been narrowed down from hundreds of rappers to the top two battlers striving to be the "next." Each one-hour episode will showcase two MC'sin their respective cities including Atlanta, Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia and New York - in a lyrical war, ending in a final battle in front of peers, with special guest DJs and MCs officiating. The series will culminate with a massive winner-takes-all freestyle rap battle in a final showdown in Los Angeles in the final episode.
Directed by Moses Edinborough (Yo! MTV Raps), Interscope Presents The Next Episode will also tell the untold hip-hop history of major cities as revealed by local legends and famed rappers, including 50 Cent, Joe Budden, Wyclef, Clipse, Big Tigger, Nate Dogg, Bonecrusher, Gang Starr and Loon.
|Check out a promo clip about the rappers competing to become the next superstars of hip hop!
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