Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta is lit, according to our bloggers and influencers! For the past three weeks, they’ve watched, recapped, and live tweeted every episode, making us anticipate what will happen next with the explosive cast. The show comes with the right amount of suspense and drama to keep the masses (ahem, and us) thoroughly entertained. So to share with you what we’ve all come to love, here are some of our favorite recaps and snippets about WE tv’s newest drama Growing Hip Hop Atlanta.
Xenia from Raised by Culture says,
“I was looking for a juicy new show to get into on Thursday nights and Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta is it. I was sucked in on the cast alone. Lil’ Wayne’s daughter Reginae. Bow Wow. Zonnique – T.I. & Tiny’s daughter. And a few I wasn’t familiar with: Ms. Deb’s son Brandon, DJ Hurricane’s daughter Ayana and Jermaine Dupri’s daughter Shaniah. Was that first episode enough to keep me tuning in every Thursday tho? OH YES. THE DRAMA IS REAL.”
Our friends at Black Celebrity Giving on what GUHHATL revealed about career stress:
“Addressing issues like stress in one’s career is something we all can relate with. Last nights episode of the new WeTV series Growing Up Hip Hop ATL (GUHHATL) showed a different side of the glamorous life. As I watched the daughter of Tiny and step-daughter of Hip-Hop star TI cry while reflecting on the state of her career, something in me connected. I was immediately drawn in because the truth is we all have been there. Stressed with our careers, wondering when it’s going to happen for us and all we’re left with is a few tears. As Brandon Barnes asked her on last night’s episode -“What has being the daughter of famous people got her,” she couldn’t answer. The truth is no matter who we are, some of the blessings we’ve been given, you still have to work for your dreams and you have to manage your stress.”
Ariel from Slay Culture introduces the Brandon-versus-Reginae blowout:
“Like Shad, Zonnique Pullins, daughter of T.I. and Tiny, also wants us to know that she’s grown. “Nique Nique” scheduled a revealing photo shoot with intentions of shattering the baby girl image her former girl group the OMG Girls gave her. She invited her vocal coach Brandon Barnes and his cousin and fashion stylist Ayana Fite to the photo shoot, which turned out to be a bad idea later on. Brandon’s outspokenness and criticism of Zonnique’s look upset her best friend Reginae, who was there for moral support. The two fake introduced themselves and almost came to blows moments later. For shows like this, that’s a standard formula for good TV, but the problem here was their 9 year age difference.”
Arnitris of Blessed be the Tie sympathizes with Joie, Shad Moss’s ex-girlfriend:
“I felt the heart of this young woman who loves a man who just isn’t equipped to love her in the way she deserves now. I also heard the words that were unspoken as she explained that their daughter misses him when he is on the road. Joi misses him. She is longing for the comfort and security of having the love of her life present – in mind, body and spirit. I heard the words that were unspoken as Shad expressed that he was ready for the family life because she was the mother of his daughter; while all the while neglecting the three words Joi needed to hear most I LOVE YOU. The truth of the matter is, even if he had professed his love -his actions say the opposite. When your actions and words aren’t in alignment, your words mean nothing. As the old adage goes, actions speak louder than words.”
As you can see, Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta has sparked dozens of nuanced conversations. It seems like this show has triggered something different in everyone and that’s an awesome characteristic. Here are a few more recaps to get into:
- Things Are Heating Up by Unapologetically Us
- Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta Recap by La La Land Mommy
- TV Scoop: Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta Recap by Ice Cream Conversations
- A Look Inside Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta by Talking With Tami
We hope you enjoyed these recaps and previous episodes of GUHHATL as much as we did. Join in the conversation tonight on Twitter as Episode 4 airs at 9 PM Est. Use the #GUHHATL hashtag and watch only on WEtv!