What if you finally get recognition for the years of hard work that you have put in to become a known figure in the rap industry and get a chance to present your style and brand to the audience by participating in a reality series?
Presented by Jermaine Dupri, a reality series titled “The Rap Game” gave the opportunity to present themselves in front of judges to have a chance to emerge the show’s winner by winning the title and receiving a plethora of opportunities in the industry through different mentors.
Initially released on January 1, 2016, the reality series ran for five successful seasons with 55 episodes having a run time of 42 minutes before going off air on March 7, 2019, after the fifth season was aired by Lifetime.
The series had several viewers invested as they rooted for their favorite rapper to emerge as the ultimate winner of the series title after going through several challenges given by the judges and impressing the audience with their unique rapping style and fashion sense.
Each season of “The Rap Game” had five rappers battling against each other to become the winner of their season to build a life of their dreams as the series gave them the opportunity to make connections with the people in the industry while also giving them a chance to expand their horizons.
The reality series focused on pushing the young rappers who have entered the show to know how the industry works and what is required to make a place for themselves in the industry.
It has been years since the last season’s winner lifted the trophy, and several of the viewers have been interested to know what their favorite winner has been up to as some of the series winners have reached a new level of popularity and have been doing well for themselves while some failed to achieve the same level of fame and love amongst the audience.
The series has five aspiring kid rappers turning up on the dance floor as Jermaine Dupri puts their talent and stage presence to the test with the ultimate goal of securing a record deal with Dupri’s label.
The kids deal with creative criticism with a smile on their faces in a focus group of their peers and go head to head with each other to become the season’s winner as there have been five successful seasons, there have been five winners.
The Rap Game Winners: Where Are They Now?
Well, for everyone excited to know where their favorite rapper is now, worry not. We will be updating you about their recent endeavors.
1. Miss Mulatto
Born in Columbus, Ohio, on December 22, 1998, Miss Mulatto originally Alyssa Michelle Stephens, is a professional rapper who is currently on top of her game in the industry but started as a kid participating in the reality series “The Rap Game” and emerging as the very first winner of the series.
Being the winner of the first season of the reality series, Miss Mulatto set the bar too high for the winner. Following her hard work and dedication, she became one of the two rappers to achieve immense success following her win.
Alyssa changed her stage name from Miss Mulato to just Mulatto following her win in the reality series and released her first mixtape titled “MulaMob” on 2 October 2016, but she caught the attention of the audience after the release of her extended play titled “Big Latto” on December 22, 2017.
Alyssa received commercial success after she changed her personality and style of rapping, catering to an adult audience while catching the attention of RCA Records, which helped her secure her first record deal.
Alyssa’s project titled “Bitch From Da Souf” with RCA Record label helped her become an instant hit amongst the audience leading to the making of several remixes of the same. Alyssa released her debut album titled ” Queen Of Da Souf” in 2020, which was met with a positive response from the audience as it included some of her best numbers like “On God,” “Muwop,” and “Gucci Mane.”
Apart from receiving commercial success, Mutto has some success in television series with her feature in series like Queen Of Stylez, Wild n Out, and Love & Hip Hop: Miami. Alyssa is also a proud owner of her own clothing line “Pittstop Clothing,” in Georgia, so overall, she managed to make a name for herself in the industry as well as outside the industry.
2. Mani Da Don
Well, Mani Da Don won the reality series title for the second season, and he didn’t waste any time capitalizing on his newfound fame following his win, but he wasn’t able to become anywhere near as successful as Mis Mulatto. Mani founded Fly City Entertainment, his own record label, and he signed himself with the record label.
In 2016, Mani released “You Thought,” his debut single showcasing his unique upbeat style to the listeners. This track song became the path of commercial success and media attention for the young rapper, following which he released “Had A Talk Wit Da Streets” in 2021, his debut album. Some of Mani’s notable songs include “Brrkn & Heels,” “They Know Me,” and “Prada Mama.”
Well, Nova lifted the title and signed a record deal with Jermaine’s record label and released “Stay Over,” his debut single showcasing his unique rap style and lyrical talent.
Nova is one of the winners who hasn’t been able to do that well for himself as compared to other winners of the series, and the last album uploaded by the rapper was titled “Quarantine.” Nova’s album titled “Quarantine” is featured on Spotify for his fans to listen to and includes songs like “Dream Catcher,” “Devastated,” and ” Tales.”
4. Street Bud
Well, just like Mutto, Street Bud was also able to use his win of the reality series title for the fourth season. Born in Atlanta, Street Bud is the stage name used by the rapper Sen’Derrick Marks Jr., and he is the youngest rapper to win the series title.
Street Bud released “Run My Check Up,” his first single, in 2018, which helped him launch into a successful career in the industry. In 2020, Street Bud released his first album titled “Back 2 The Lab,” which included songs like “No Cap” and “Get It” for his fans to enjoy.
5. Tyeler Reign
Tyler was born in Los Angeles and became the winner of the fifth season of the reality series titled “The Rap Game,” released in 2019.
She immediately went on to capitalize on her win, but currently, Tyler isn’t active in releasing new projects, so her fans have to listen to some of her previously released songs, including “I Promise.” Rather than making and releasing new music projects, Tyeler’s YouTube channel mostly has content related to her daily life and personal content.