Today (Jan. 18), The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Issa Rae’s hit series “Rap Sh!t” has been canceled after only two seasons. While no specific reason was given, a statement on the decision was shared by the Warner Bros. Discovery-backed platform Max, which the show could be streamed from since its 2022 debut.
“We are extremely grateful to Issa Rae for creating ‘Rap Sh!t,’ a one-of-a-kind comedy with compelling social commentary that reached viewers in a way only Issa’s talents can accomplish,” wrote an official spokesperson. “A huge thank you to Issa, showrunner Syreeta Singleton, and the teams at Hoorae and 3 Arts Entertainment for introducing us to Shawna and Mia, a duo whose journey fans have been invested in and who they have continued to root for through everything. We’ll never get ‘Seduce & Scheme’ out of our heads and we wouldn’t have it any other way.”
“Rap Sh!t” quickly garnered critical acclaim for its rags-to-riches story about two estranged high school friends from Miami who decided to form a rap group. Aida Osman and KaMillion led a well-rounded cast that included Jonica Booth, Devon Terrell, Jaboukie Young-White, and RJ Cyler. The show also boasted a regular influx of cameos from the likes of Guapdad 4000, Timbaland, Brent Faiyaz, Tobe Nwigwe and Pardison Fontaine.
As REVOLT previously reported, the final season of “Rap Sh!t” was met with an unexpected delay due to the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, moving its original summer premiere date to November. The final episode was released on Dec. 21. “We want everyone to celebrate the new season together, including the actors, writers, creators, crew and everyone who made Season 2 possible. We promise the music is [fire] and Season 2 is worth the wait,” read a message from Hoorae Media regarding the postponement.