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  1. Lyinfait

    The Rap Game

    The manager switch up is my favorite challenge too. I was disappointed in the passivity of some though. Dustin, in particular, just stood by and said everything is great. Good work! He didn't seem to put forth any effort. I mean, just because it's not something you usually do, does not mean you are incapable of doing it. Nya was almost begging him for some input. I felt sorry for her until her smirk in front of everyone at making him fix her hair. Then I thought, maybe she deserved a silent partner. I was impressed by Sire (Syre?) when he was away from his mother. I don't think his manager offered much insight either but his more laid back approach worked for Sire. And the opposite was true for Amayah. She grew in confidence with Brandie's input. I was happy to hear Brandie admit that Amayah did have the ability to write a rap quickly. It was nice closure to last week's drama.
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    The Rap Game

    It does show. They are so very confident until they actually need to perform in front of an audience. That skill is one that comes by doing. Even filming a live streaming performance isn't the same as a truly live performance if there is not an audience to interact with. I think Tyeler is my front runner because she has confidence and performance ability as well as a working ethic. I know some kids of past seasons thought hard work wasn't necessary so I appreciate her talking about her years of experience working for this. All her teen years indeed! I am rooting for Amayah but it is possible she is not a performer. That is ok. She can ghostwrite and release albums to her heart's content. Freezing up is not working. JD will not choose someone who is not a reliable performer. It's embarrassing. I dozed off and missed the drama about her prewriting her rhyme or not. I will have to rewatch.
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    S04.E12: I Need a Break

    I thought the writing very clearly indicated that it went beyond Rebecca just expecting Greg to have a good time because he agreed to go. The scene that stood out in particular for me was when she asked a passerby to take their picture. Greg agreed and went to pose but then Rebecca saw his pose and told him exactly how he needed to pose. I felt that she did that several times, steamrolled over whatever he said or thought. He couldn't just be there his way, happy with his diet coke and happy for her. He had to be happy the way she thought he should be. It annoyed me. I know people like that. My happy isn't good enough. I have to enjoy things the way they think I should or I'm no fun. He wasn't about to turn into another Greg (again) and he wasn't complaining. Greg can be an absolute downer if he so chooses; we have seen it before. And yet he wasn't. That is why I felt yes, the writing was meant to indicate that Rebecca overreacted.
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    The Rap Game

    I was surprised too to hear that Sire's mom thought that the battle went too far. I would have expected her response to be switched with Eli's dad's. Also agree, I don't want to encourage the viciousness in kids. Forgot to comment on the makeovers. I liked Amayah's hair. And Tyeler's too. I didn't see much change otherwise. I thought more would be made of their photo choices but this isn't America's Next Top Model I guess.
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    The Rap Game

    To have but a tenth of Nya or Sire's confidence. It is beginning to take away from whatever talent they possess. What does a rapper look like? Nya and Eli were in true battle mode. Nya won that one. I will say I think attacking race first thing was dirty but not all that unexpected given her earlier complaints/comments about Eli. Which takes me back to Brandi (? I don't know parent names) who stated that Eli's sad story shouldn't have earned him points because that was just life for everyone else. I had some thoughts then, namely these are kids and losing a parent or dysfunctional family life is significant for them and what many of them write about. Why was it a sob story unfairly earning him points coming from Eli? I've never heard anyone else's sad childhood be put down like that under this "who hasn't suffered?" attitude. Flau'jae mentioned dad every verse and so did many others. Now did he slide by being in the bottom last week purely because he was a cute young boy performing for a bunch of teen girls and knew to work his audience? Absolutely! As did Nova and a few others. Where was I? Yes, some topics should be off limits. Race will be an easy road for some but I know full well it won't be an option for at least one person. I prefer sharp wordplay and commentary to mean spirited barbs so maybe I'm not the right audience for a battle anyway.
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    The Rap Game

    Thank you for that article, sleepyjean. I love that JD said you can't tell til they get to Atlanta...and by then, it's too late. I bet that is disappointingly true. You get an impression from a few meetings, some videos and then it turns out they don't know their lines without reading them, they need weeks to learn a rap, they don't have any stage presence in a front of a real audience, and so on. And then these kids think they are already celebrities just for being chosen. Sire is another one. He was very impressed by that 500 person audience at the prom. Very high stakes indeed. His perception is not mine, on many levels. He always thinks he performed amazingly well. I just know he jumps around a lot, how is his flow though? When is the focus group episode for a wake up call? Poor Amayah. I agree with you, she's just not ready. Up until the last segment, I thought off the hitlist = going home and that would have been the right choice for her. She can go home and hone her craft.
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    The Rap Game

    No interest in this season? Nya was verging on deluded this hit list. She froze. That is not moving up energy. And I know it's editing but her talking heads about how someone else better not forget their lines and then the cut to her missing lines in rehearsal and then back to her talking about how others need to step it up? Okay. All the freezing on stage made me so uncomfortable. Poor kids. Ouch. But congratulations to Tyeler on that earned top spot. She not only knew her lines, she knew her teammates' lines too.
  8. Lyinfait

    The Rap Game

    Very well said.
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    The Rap Game

    It's not fair at all. These kids are not responsible for their parents and their decisions. Seems like the start of a lifelong dysfunctional relationship: "we gave up everything for you! You owe us!" Maybe extreme but that's where my mind goes.
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    The Rap Game

    I was enjoying the start of this season, then the end happened. A few of the adults were embarrassing and more poorly behaved than their kids. I agree luckyroll3, Sire didn't deserve top call out, not sure how that worked out. It's soon to say because no one stood out above the others for me yet. Those I hoped would impress were just ok. I do think this group has some talent so I can't wait to see some of them grow into it. An earlier post mentioned the mom who put everything on her son's shoulders. I didn't realize there was a second episode. Wow yes that is far too much responsibility to place on a child. She can feel validated all she wants, that is not fair to him. These parents keep doing it too. She isn't the first and certainly won't be the last. The turnt up snatching her own weave mom talked about getting her car repossessed for this. I just don't understand how that happens.
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    World Of Dance

    Round 7 of the qualifiers? 7 rounds. Why? Who thought we wanted to watch these not suspenseful everyone gets through anyway except wait, not you. Randomly. But everyone else is through for seven episodes? I felt like the Cubcakes learned everything wrong about dance from watching TV and thought, that's what we need to do! Something lost in translation. I did like the broken neck split though. I'm burnt out. 10 minutes later and the groups are forgotten. No one has been as good as the judges say. I'm happy they are not being as generous with the over 90 scores this season as they were last.
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    The Rap Game

    JD would be wise to do that! It would always be an entertaining episode for the season.
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    The Rap Game

    Jordan forgetting his lyrics, Street Bud crying for some reason or another...another episode of the rap game y'all! I thought it was hilarious how nervous Ricci was about Supa Peach's methods. They were a strange pair. Supa was all teenaged (cute shoes, how do you wear your hair) and Ricci was trying to be professional. Felt like Karma. Off the dome indeed. She was waiting for her lyrics to be delivered. That's ok though, Ricci had only one line prepared anyway. I was waiting for Supa Peach to yell new! It would have been better than just repeating Ricci's bars like a goofy echo. Lil Key's mom was...different from my memory. As in, I remembered liking her more in that season. Jordan was gonna complain regardless, he likes to just do what he wants and Mom lets him, that's how they work. I noticed that not only did he forget those lyrics, he forgot to add the emphasis where he was asked to. Good thing Key is a professional. I like King Roscoe more than Street. I thought they were at a disadvantage being paired together, too similar in that they are so young. Supa Peach had her best moment here when she was comforting Street Bud and wiping away his tears. Prince of New York. He was out for blood. He has definitely found his niche. I would have loved to have seen his performance with Bri. But he was the clear winner if I go by the stunned expressions on all the professional rappers faces. Rap-unzel and Deetranada were my favorite pair. They worked well together and had a bit of a rhythm going. They figured out how to mesh their styles. They just weren't going to be as cut throat as Prince...which is okay? Haha, the parent responses to him were hilarious. Stay away from my baby, demon!
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    The Rap Game

    Jordan's haircut was a good move. As was mom sticking to her guns. I thought the picture she wanted was the best one too. Maybe, perhaps, Jordan has learned to start listening to others? Is that why she never bothered to voice an opinion? She's doing him a disservice if so. Until JD said they would get back to the rapping next week? Hadn't even realized there wasn't any this week. Tiki does a lot for her artist. Too much sometimes. She has a vision, I'll give her that. Rap-unzel is lucky to have her because I'm not sure what ideas she has on her own. I think Reginald (Bri's manager) has a crush on Ms. Cori.
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    S02.E13: D-I--DIMEO A-C--ACADEMY

    Yes! The actor made some really wonderful acting choices tonight. Not that he doesn't usually. It was a night of comeuppance. I forgot to mention that I also really liked the principal standing up to Maya. Forceful, refused to be cowed, don't bother trying to talk your way out of this. Even if she had to sit down afterwards. I guess I like the usually quiet agreeable person speaking up. I thought that Dylan scene was hilarious too. Eye contact, repeated hints and clues, plenty of foreshadowing. Nope. Right over her head.
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