Rap Sh!t is a comedy-drama series created by Issa Rae. The Max series follows two estranged high school friends Mia Knight (Aida Osman) and Shawna Clark (KaMillion), who come together and try to form a rap group and try their luck in the music business. Season 2 of Rap Sh!t is coming to Max soon and while you wait for the new season to come out here are some similar shows you could watch until then.
Synopsis: When a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90’s gets sampled by a young rapper, its members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents, and shoulder pain, but can‘t they also be Girls5eva?
Insecure (Netflix & Max)
Synopsis: Created by and starring Issa Rae, this comedy series looks at the friendship of two modern-day black women, as well as all of their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. As they navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles, best friends Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) face the challenges of being black women who defy all stereotypes.
Synopsis: Two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. Donald Glover serves as Executive Producer, along with Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle and Stephen Glover.
Synopsis: “DAVE” centers on a neurotic man in his late 20s who has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends, because with their help, he actually might convince the world. Simultaneously exasperating and inspiring to his friends, he vows to leave no stone unturned on his quest to become the next superstar. The half-hour comedy is based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd, better known by his stage name Lil Dicky.
Synopsis: A hip-hop mogul and CEO of Empire Entertainment, Lucious Lyon, must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.
Wu-Tang: An American Saga (Hulu)
Synopsis: EMMY® NOMINATED Wu-Tang: An American Saga is inspired by “The Wu-Tang Manual” and “Tao of Wu”, and based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan. Set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.
The Hustle (YouTube)
Synopsis: The Hustle centers on up-and-coming rap duo Brooklyn’s Finest, best friends navigating the music industry in hopes of making it big. Their one-man entourage, Rashad, keeps the boys honest and their childhood friend, Ya-Ya, is now a label exec helping them snag their first record deal.