The Rap Game UK Makes History As It Returns To BBC iPlayer For Season Six

Coming to BBC Three and BBC iPlayer, the latest search for the UK’s next rap star is set to get underway later in 2024


BBC Three

May 9 2024 – The latest search for the UK’s next rap star is set to get underway later in 2024 as The Rap Game UK returns for its sixth series, the BBC and A+E Media Group announced today. Season 6 will cement the programme's position as the longest running unscripted show in the UK focusing on Black British music and culture, across all mainstream television platforms (networks & streamers) over the past 25 years.

Coming to BBC Three and BBC iPlayer later in 2024, the sixth series of the RTS and BAFTA nominated programme will once again see Krept, Konan and DJ Target return in a search to find the UK’s best unsigned rapper from a group of talented artists who are competing for the prize of a lifetime.

The rappers will compete in a series of challenges aimed at testing their musical, lyrical and performance abilities. All of this will culminate in a £20,000 cash prize and mentorship scheme to help the winning artist create, and launch, their own music after the contest ends.

Across the series, the artists will be mentored by some of the biggest names in the UK music scene, with series 5 seeing guest appearances from the like of M Huncho, Rimzee, Chip, K-Trap and many more.

Lewisham-based rapper LR Loose was crowned the winner of Series 5 of The Rap Game UK in December 2023 as the series brought even higher numbers of young audiences to BBC Three and BBC iPlayer, with 26% of the audience falling into the 16-34 profile. The programme does particularly well in driving viewing among harder to reach, lighter iPlayer viewers with a much higher proportion of viewing coming from this group than the average for BBC programmes.

Nasfim Haque, Head of Content for BBC Three says: “BBC Three and iPlayer are proud to be backing new talent from all across the UK as a brand new series returns which promises to showcase the very best emerging rappers in the land.”

Trent Williams-Jones, Executive Producer of The Rap Game says: “It’s great to be back working with the BBC on the sixth season of The Rap Game UK and we’re incredibly proud to be making this show. Season 5 was our most regionally and musically diverse series yet with plenty of twists thrown in and once again, we’re looking for a rich mix of talented artists with authentic voices on our search for the UK’s best unsigned rappers. We’re excited to see what new talent will emerge!”

Ninder Billing, VP, Unscripted International Co-Productions, A+E Media Group says: “A+E Media Group is proud to celebrate the ground-breaking success of The Rap Game UK with our brilliant partners at the BBC and Naked. The Rap Game is a show like no other that celebrates magnificently talented artists who compete to become tomorrow’s rap legends.”

In addition to this, for the first time ever there will be live auditions taking place in June 2024. So any talented rappers, MCs and duos can visit to find out more as applications for series six of The Rap Game UK are now open.

Broadcast details for the sixth series of The Rap Game UK will be announced in due course with all previous series are available to watch now via BBC iPlayer.

The Rap Game UK, based on one of the US’s most successful music formats, is produced by Naked (a Fremantle label) and was created and is distributed by A+E Media Group.

The Rap Game UK (6 x 60') is made by Naked West for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer. It was commissioned by Nasfim Haque, Head of Content BBC Three and Catherine Catton, Senior Head of Commissioning, Factual Entertainment. Trent Williams-Jones and Steve Early are Executive Producers for Naked and the Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Patrick McMahon.

Source BBC Three

May 9, 2024 4:00am ET by Newsdesk  


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