The release of the comedy series “Rap Sh!t” has been delayed at Max due to the ongoing strikes by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Originally scheduled to premiere on August 10, the series will now debut on November 9. The hope is that the strikes will be resolved by then, allowing the actors to promote the new season.
“Rap Sh!t” Season 2 recently released a teaser trailer and will premiere with two episodes. Following the premiere, one episode will be released each week until the season finale on December 21.
The series follows two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna and Mia, as they reunite to form a rap group. As they rise to fame, they are faced with a pivotal moment in their rap career, having to decide whether to stay true to themselves or conform to the demands of the music industry.
The cast includes Aida Osman as Shawna, KaMillion as Mia, Jonica Booth as Chastity, RJ Cyler as Lamont, and Daniel Augustin as Maurice.
“Rap Sh!t” is executive produced by Issa Rae and showrunner Syreeta Singleton, along with Montrel McKay, Jonathan Berry, Dave Becky, and Jim Kleverweis. Hip-hop duo Yung Miami and JT of City Girls serve as co-executive producers, as well as Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas for Quality Control Films, and Sara Rastogi and Jax Clark for HOORAE. Rae’s audio content company Raedio handles the music supervision for the series.
In summary, “Rap Sh!t” Season 2 has been delayed due to the strikes, but is set to premiere on November 9. The show follows two friends as they navigate the music industry and face important decisions. The series is executive produced by Issa Rae and features a talented cast and production team.