Celebrity Rap Superstar

Season 1 Episode 1

Let The Raps Begin

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Aug 30, 2007 on MTV - Music Television

Episode Recap

We start the night off by meeting the show's host Kevin Hart. He explains that eight celebrities will be paired up with hip-hop mentors. Their mentors will help them learn the ropes of rap. He also explains that each week, the celebrity contestants will perform and viewers will have 24 hours to cast their votes. Then we meet the panel of judges. D.M.C., Da Brat, and Big Boy. First to perform tonight is gossip blogger, Perez Hilton. He performs Chingy's "Right Thurr." Da Brat gives him her "lucky charms", and D.M.C. calls him a "hip-hop Oompa-Loompa." Next up, is former Atlanta Falcon Jamal Anderson. He performs T.I.'s "Big Things Poppin'." All the judges think that he is holding back. Playboy playmate Kendra Wilkinson is next. She sings Foxy Brown's "Candy." All the judges tell her she looked cute, and D.M.C. stated to her that she was "good, but ain't hood". Jason Wahler comes out, and he nearly forgets every word to Chamillionaire's "Ridin' Dirty." Da Brat states to him "No wonder Lauren dumped your ass." Spitting out Eve's "Tambourine", Shar Jackson was told by D.M.C. that he was looking forward to buying her album. Actress Countess Vaughn killed Lil' Mama's "Lip Gloss", and all three judges were impressed. Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach is up. He sings LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out." Da Brat appreciated it and D.M.C. goes to shake Sebastian's hand. Last but least, it's Napoleon Dynamite's Efren Ramirez. Efren performs 50 Cent's "In Da Club." All the judges hated it, and Da Brat told him he was worse than Jason Wahler. With the hour almost up, Kevin announces to the panel of judges that they need to pick three contestants to have immunity. D.M.C. chooses Sebastian Bach, and Da Brat chooses Shar Jackson. Big Boy is having a hard time deciding who to choose, but he eventually chooses Perez Hilton.