Mnet is launching a new show and it is already expected to succeed Show Me the Money‘s fame.
High School Rapper is an upcoming rap battle show Mnet is releasing next month. As the title of it implies, High School Rapper is a show set in high school, which invites teenage rappers to compete their rap skills. Through a series of rap competitions, the show aims to excavate new talents and shed a new light to the youth culture.
While Haha and Jung Joon-ha are set to emcee the show, a number of names are making audiences excited already. For the mentor line-up, big names like YDG and Swings are listed as of now. It’s also been reported that Tiger JK is producing the final track for the winner.
Participant line-up is filled with excitements as well. First, MC Gree (although he’s not a “high school” rapper anymore) is making an appearance to prove his ability as a rapper. Show Me the Money‘s famed teenage rapper, Yang Hong-won (Young B) and boy group NCT’s member Mark are also set to showcase their rap skills.
“Although it’s a high school rap battle, participants’ competences are beyond expectation,” said a source from the show. “It won’t go as aggressive as Show Me the Money, but teenagers’ vigorous competitions and the cast line-up will make the show worth watching.”
High School Rapper is currently having local auditions. The show will premiere in February.
Original article by Uhm Dong-jin
Translated by Heewon Kim