As previously reported by REVOLT, the second season of Issa Rae’s “Rap Sh!t” was scheduled to premiere in August. Today (Aug. 3), it’s been announced that the show was delayed as a result of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes taking place in Hollywood.
“The tour has been postponed until Nov. 9,” said a message on the Instagram account for Hoorae Media, which makes a reference to the upcoming plot. “We want everyone to celebrate the new season together, including the actors, writers, creators, crew, and everyone who made season two possible. We promise the music is [fire] and season two is worth the wait.” The season will now conclude with its finale Dec. 21.
Starring Aida Osman, KaMillion, Jonica Booth, Devon Terrell, RJ Cyler, Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut, and Jaboukie Young-White, “Rap Sh!t” is about two Miami rappers who form a group together — a premise that is loosely based on the rise of City Girls’ JT and Yung Miami, both of whom act as co-executive producers for the hit series. Other artists like Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Tierra Whack, Noname, Rapsody, and Azealia Banks have also been named as influences.
“I came up with the show while we were doing season five [of ‘Insecure‘], and it’s always been gestating in my mind. I always wanted to do a show in the music world, so I was like, ‘What’s a show that I want to watch right now that feels fun, of the moment, and that’s a reflection of the culture right now?'” said Rae in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “I saw these comments from a prominent producer about female rappers and how all they rap about is their vaginas, to say it euphemistically, and I thought that was so unfair. So I thought let me start telling this story now.”
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