VH1 has orderd
eight one-hour episodes of the new comedic reality series Egotrip Presents
the White Rapper Show.
Hosted by Michael "MC Serch" Berrin, a former member of the pioneering
white rap group 3rd Bass, the imaginative program features 12 white contestants
who will compete in a series of challenges to test their rap skills and ability
to mesh with black culture.
the mighty Egotrip collective and 12 hungry white rappers will put a black-eye
on the face of reality television," Egotrip/XXL’s Elliott Wilson told AllHipHop.com.
As far as revealing any episode details, our lips are sealed like the Go-Go’s.
But rest assured we’re working around the clock with Ken Mok. He’s taking a
break from his top models to be our genie in the bottle. This show will blow
cause I said so. Get your DVR’s ready!"
The participants will also live together in the South Bronx while facing a variety
of creative and cultural trials with the winner taking home a cash prize.
The show will be co-executive produced by Egotrip, the multimedia production
company behind TV’s Illest Minority Moments and the three-part spec Race-O-Rama.
White Rapper is the latest reality show by VH1 with a Hip-Hop theme. Earlier
this year, VH1 announced the addition of a new reality series featuring Ice
T entitled Rap School.
In Rap School, the rapper-turned-actor will coach and train a class of
seventh and eight graders from New York City’s exclusive York Prep on the basics
of becoming an MC.
VH1 also has a docudrama pilot in the works with Houston rapper Paul Wall.