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Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae returns to HBO with a model new comedy sequence entitled Rap Sh!t. Unlike Rae’s final smash hit Insecure, she doesn’t star within the present, as a substitute she places her skills behind creating, government producing, and writing the sequence.
RAP SH!T follows two estranged highschool mates from Miami, Shawna and Mia, who reunite to type a rap group.
Aida Osman and KaMillion star as the 2 leads together with Jonica Booth, Devon Terrell and RJ Cyler.Syreeta Singleton, greatest identified for her work on Showtime’s Black Monday, and Apple TV Plus’s Central Park, acted as showrunner for the sequence with hip hop duo Yung Miami and JT of City Girls serving as co-executive producers together with Rae.
Osman was casted as Shawna after working within the writers room with Rae.
“[Aida] was a funny rapper and self-deprecating but confident at the same time. Through Aida, we found who Shawna is. We actually hired Aida as a writer before we cast her in the show, but we just could not get her out of our mind, and after the chemistry test between her and KaMillion, it was a no-brainer.”
In an interview with Harpers Bazaar, Osman mentioned how private she acquired together with her character.
“It’s interesting with Shawna—I’m giving her a lot of my personal storylines. In the writers’ room, we access our own personal stories and give them to the characters just by nature of having conversations about our life and about what’s going on in culture around us. We can have real conversations about Black femininity and control as a young creative, and that’s beautiful to me as a young creative and a Black woman. I get to do a lot of self-exploration through the show, and heal and investigate my own life. It’s like constant therapy.”
Singleton tweeted her response to the trailer being launched on Monday. She stated, “Ahhh shit, here we fuckin gooooooo! July 21st we better be on your TV, your laptop, your iPads and iPhones #Rapshit”
Osman tweeted, “listen i don’t know what to tell y’all but this where i been at the last year! july 21st on @hbomax please watch our show! i have hoes to feed !”
Rap Sh!t may have eight episodes and debut on HBO Max on July twenty first with two episodes, after which proceed week to week. You can watch the complete teaser above.