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Rap Sh!t Season 1 Episode 1 Premiere Recap “Something For The City”

Don’t miss Celebrity Myxer’s recap of Rap Sh!t Season 1 Episode 1 Premiere “Something for The City.” Stuck at a dead-end hotel job while her long-distance boyfriend attends law school, aspiring rapper Shawna spontaneously invites her estranged friend Mia out for drinks, yielding surprising results. Here’s what you missed!

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Watch Rap Sh!t Season 1 Episode 1 Premiere “Something for The City”

Rap Sh!t will follow two friends away from the Miami college who get together to form a rap group.

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Warning… Spoilers below!

On Rap Sh!t Season 1 Episode 1 Premiere, in Miami, the home of sun and party lovers everywhere, Shawna Clarke works at the Plymouth hotel, a popular spot in the city. A few years ago, her rap video went viral, but she hasn’t had much luck afterward.

Dropped Off

She texts her friend Jill about someone named Crystal hearing her new song, but Jill works for Spotify and is busy at a concert for a different successful female rapper in the city, who Shawna thinks is a sell-out.

Shawna and her coworker Maurice watch The Duke of Miami aka Chastity Killens tries to get the attention of VIPs coming in and out of the hotel. When Shawna checks out Chastity’s Instagram, she sees her connecting with celebrities on nights out. On her lunch break, Shawna gets a call from Mia Knight.

Mia is her estranged friend from high school, and she’s calling because she needs someone to watch her daughter Melissa while she does makeup for some girls at the Plymouth Hotel. Mia has 25k followers on Instagram, all of her posts are popular, and she has a real following plus a hustler attitude.

Retiring

Shawna’s coworker Maurice tells her to return to the hotel and shows her the new Reina Reign video, a White rapper who’s very popular in Miami and pretending to be light skin. Francios Boom, who Shawna tried to work with, is the one who made Reina Reign famous.

Mia shows up at the hotel, and she and Shawna talk about her rap career. Shawna wants to be famous for her lyricism, not her body, so she wears a mask in all her videos. Mia goes out to do makeup, and Shawna stays behind to watch Melissa.

On the way home, Shawna checks out Cliff Lewis’s Instagram and leaves encouraging comments on his posts. Cliff is studying to become an Attorney, and it looks like he’s gotten close to a woman named Fatima, which doesn’t make Shawna happy.

Maurice has posted Shawna’s reaction to the Reina Reign video, and Shawna checks out her posts with Fracious Boom. At home, Shawna records an angry video about how she’s living and breathing the game while others make it fast with little to no talent.

Lost

During it, Cliff calls, and they talk about Francios. Cliff wants to have virtual sex since they haven’t seen each other in four months, but Shawna puts it off and hasn’t bought the ticket to come to see him yet either. She starts to pick a fight about Fatima, and he leaves the call.

Looking at her video footage from the day, Shawna has stolen credit card information from a person who yelled at her at work. She sends the info to an unknown number and asks how soon she can get cash. In the kitchen, she watches Mia’s newest Instagrams stories.

She asks Mia if she wants to get drinks tomorrow, and Mia doesn’t answer as she’s busy doing a live cam in her bedroom in lingerie. Afterward, she calls her baby daddy Lamont and asks him why he couldn’t pick up Melissa from preschool and why he can’t pay the money he owes her.

Lamont is working with a famous artist, and he’s not worried about helping Mia at all, which frustrates her. Mia is upset and messages Shawna that she’s down for drinks the next night. After drinks, they head to the strip club and meet up with Chastity.

Seduce and Scheme

At three in the morning, they’re still lit and on live as they drink and reminisce. Mia shares that after high school, she thought Shawna thought she was too good for her. Shawna opens up and explains that she dropped out of college to work with a manipulative producer who screwed her.

They both share dreams of making it big, and Mia tells Shawna to spit some bars over an instrumental beat. Shawna raps Seduce and Scheme about her and Mia getting rich and avoiding broke niggas. The song slaps, and Mia tells her they should start a rap group.

In the morning, Mia’s TikTok has been seen by 2000 people, and there are loads of comments about how good the rap is.

What did you think of Rap Sh!t Season 1 Episode 1 Premiere? Let’s talk about Rap Sh!t in the comments below! Missed any of the episodes? Catch up with our recaps!

Air Date: July 21, 2022

Rap Sh!t Cast

  • Aida Osman as Shawna
  • KaMillion as Mia
  • Jonica Booth as Chastity
  • Devon Terrell as Cliff
  • Daniel Augustin as Maurice
  • RJ Cyler as Lamont
  • Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut as Fatima
  • Nijah Brenea as Jazmin

Catch a new episode each week on HBO Max, check out listings dates below. Stay right here, stay mixed in because Rap Sh!t Season 1 Episode 2, after their first video gains traction, Shawna and Mia’s second attempt at success leads to creative differences! Drop your email to get insights into your inbox…

Rap Sh!t Season 1 Episode Guide

Season Episode Title Air Date
1 5 “TBA” August 11, 2022
1 4 Something for the Clubs August 4, 2022
1 3 Something for The Hood July 28, 2022
1 2 Something for The Girls July 21, 2022
1 1 Something for The City” Rap Sh!t Season 1 Premiere July 21, 2022

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