VH1 launched The (White) Rapper Show in 2007, a rap competition show hosted by 3rd Bass legend MC Serch and created by Ego Trip magazine. As the name suggests, the show consisted of 10 white rappers vying for the chance at $100,000 grand prize – all they had to do was be the best white rapper.
Friday (January 8) marked 14 years since The (White) Rapper Show first aired and Twitter decided to look back on it with a little encouragement from TIDAL’s Chief Content Officers and one of the The (White) Rapper Show’s executive producers Elliott Wilson. At the same time, Hip Hop fans encouraged Wilson to revive it somewhere, somehow. Some even suggested a 2021 version or special “Where Are They Now?” follow-up.
The (White) Rapper Show ran for only one season consisting of eight episodes. In the inaugural episode, the 10 contestants — Dasit, Jon Boy, Misfit, Sullee, Persia, John “King Of Da Burbz” Brown, 100 Proof, $hamrock, Jus Rhyme and G-Child — moved into their new home in the South Bronx dubbed “Tha White House.”
Dasit was the first contestant to be eliminated and as soon as he left Tha White House, he was ambushed by someone dressed as a giant cockroach wielding a large can of “Step Off!” spray that “Eliminates Wackness with Quickness.”
Several special guests appeared throughout the season, including Prince Paul, A&R Dante Ross, R.A. The Rugged Man, Fat Joe, N.O.R.E, Kool Keith, Just Blaze and even the Insane Clown Posse. In episode 8, John Brown and $hamrock battled it out for the grand prize and $hamrock ended up walking away the winner.
Tweet after tweet about The (White) Rapper show have flooded Wilson’s feed since he initially tweeted about it. Some people can’t believe a show like this even existed while others truly wish it would be given the 2021 update. Even Wale told Wilson to get it on Netflix.