(AllHipHop News) Even though Teyana Taylor has been releasing music for over seven years, the 25-year-old Kanye West protegé has become the breakout star of summer 2016.
Taylor’s season of success began when she stole the show at VH1’s Hip Hop Honors in June. Her uncanny channeling of Lil Kim was a huge hit on social media.
Then on Sunday, West debuted the Teyana-starring video for “Fade” during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Once again the singer-actress was a top trending topic on Twitter.
Taylor is playing a rising rapper on the VH1 drama. The rest of the cast includes Wood Harris, Afton Williamson, David Call, and Antoine Harris.
The network is also bringing back Hip Hop Squares, the game show based on Hollywood Squares. Taylor will be one of the guests on the show being produced by Ice Cube’s Cube Vision.
Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg was the host of the original Hip Hop Squares which ran for two seasons on MTV2. Comedian DeRay Davis has been named as the new host.