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First Family of Hip Hop

First Family of Hip Hop

Photo Credit:  Virginia Sherwood/Bravo
  • Premiered: 
    January 15, 2017
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  • Network: Bravo
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

The Robinsons rose to fame in the 1970s when they first put rap on the map with the famed Sugarhill Records, becoming a cultural phenomenon and changing the face of music forever. Now a new generation of brothers, sisters and cousins are all jostling for position to gain control of the famed label and to breathe new life into the Sugarhill legacy. FIRST FAMILY OF HIP HOP is a one-hour reality series that follows the new generation, as they search for the next big thing in music, help their artists develop a unique sound, and brainstorm ways to bring the label back into the public eye. While some of the younger family members strive to live up to their legendary name, others are busy enjoying the perks that it brings. In an industry as cutthroat and competitive as music, Sugarhill Records is at a crossroads with its reputation on the line and millions of dollars at stake. Now, the Robinsons discover just how far they are willing to go in order to stay one step ahead of other labels. As the series opens, Leland wants to sit back while the publishing checks roll in. The younger generation is racing to get their own piece of the pie. LeA is working with Lady Luck to create new music, but when her birthday falls on the same day as her cousin's new girlfriend, LeA learns that the world doesn't revolve around her. Darnell has his own musical ambitions, but he's spending too much time producing a new artist against Eseni's will.
On Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT, Bravo premiered the season finale of FIRST FAMILY OF HIP HOP. In the season ender, "Passing the Torch," Leland is ready to pick a successor at Sugarhill. The family takes the stage to show him what each one of them has to offer the label, and old conflicts resurface. Shanell makes a big announcement while Darnell and Eseni come face to face. Leland struggles to decide which of the kids is ready to take the throne, and his final decision blows them all away.