The rap competition is coming back to our screens, so we’re bringing the lowdown on the judges, past winners and what to expect this series.
UK rap legends DJ Target and Krept and Konan will see a group of MCs battle to become the first ever signing for Krept and Konan’s record label.
As the search for a new British rapper begins, 6 artists showcase their best acapella before rapping about a key life moment in the first episode. Here’s the lowdown on series 2 of The Rap Game UK!
The Rap Game UK season 2: Judges
Rapper duo Krept & Konan and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Target will be judging 6 MCs who travel to Birmingham to battle it out.
They will decide on the winner, who is offered a record contract at Krept & Konan’s Play Dirty label at the end of the six-part series.
Several mentors will be appearing on series 2, including: Aitch, Ms Banks, Rapman, Wretch 32, Young T & Bugsey, D Double E, JME, Deno, Yungen, The Fanatix, Ashleigh Jade, Ayishat Akanbi, Kenny Allstar and Tiffany Calver. They will run masterclasses for the contestants.
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Who won The Rap Game UK season 1?
- North London rapper Kiico
The series 1 winner is currently supporting Krept & Konan on their tour.
The 20-year-old was inspired to start rapping at 5 years old after finding a notebook of music written by his dad.
Going on to win the show in August 2019, he then became the first to be signed to Krept & Konan’s music label.
It has been reported by the media eye that Kiico had to “grow up a lot” and began using his lyrics as a way to “lay bare realities and struggles” after his father was sent to prison.
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The Rap Game: Episode guide
There are 6 hour-long episodes in The Rap Game UK series 2.
The 1st episode will start on Thursday October 22 at 7pm on BBC iPlayer.
A repeat of the 1st episode will then air at 10.45pm on Wednesday October 28. From then, it is expected to air at 10.45pm on Wednesdays on BBC One.
WATCH THE RAP GAME FROM THURSDAY OCTOBER 22 ON BBC IPLAYER