J.I. The Prince of New York made the cover of Hip Hop Weekly. The 14-year-old is featured on Season 2 of the Lifetime reality series “The Rap Game.” The Brooklyn emcee has been rapping for three years and his mom doesn’t play. The talented lyricist was influenced by two legendary rappers who were also born in New York: Tupac and Nas.
According to Forbes the unscripted show was inspired by Jermaine Dupri’s years of artist development. In the 1990s the songwriter and producer discovered numerous artist including Kris Kross, Da Brat and Lil’ Bow Wow.
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The contestants of the show work with some of the most respected names in the industry including Snoop Dogg, Timbaland and Mariah Carey. If J.I. The Prince of New York wins the competition he’ll receive a contract with So So Def Recordings. Miss Mulatto won the first season of the competition.
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Similar to Drake, J.I. has already been accused of using a ghostwriter. The hook to his audition freestyle was so hot that the judges found it difficult to believe that he came up with it himself. Since then, he’s been able to prove that he writes his own rhymes and he’ll most likely win the competition.
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