Celebrity Rap Superstar

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Celebrity Rap Superstar
Created by Giuliana Rancic
Presented by Kevin Hart
Liz Hernandez
Judges DMC
Da Brat
Big Boy
Composer(s) Dylan R. Berry
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s) Giuliana Rancic
Broadcast
Original channel MTV
Original run August 30, 2007 (2007-08-30) – October 18, 2007 (2007-10-18)
External links
Website

Celebrity Rap Superstar is an American reality show which premiered on MTV on August 30, 2007. The series was hosted by Kevin Hart and Liz Hernandez.

Overview[edit]

The series features eight rappers teaching eight celebrities to be able to perform rap songs, which in turn were voted on by the viewers.[1]

The judges had the power in various weeks to choose one or more celebrities to be safe from voting and move forward to the following week's round. The celebrity with the lowest votes from the viewers would be eliminated from the competition. The judges panel consisted of DMC, Da Brat and Big Boy. The hosts were comic Kevin Hart and radio personality Liz Hernandez.

The series was broadcast live on some Thursdays, 10:00 PM Eastern and tape-delayed on others until some controversies arose during the competition that ultimately led to the remainder of the season being broadcast live.

Challenges[edit]

  • Week 1 : The celebrities performed a hit song they rehearsed.
  • Week 2 : The celebrities performed a song of their choice.
  • Week 3 : The celebrities performed a song they wrote.
  • Week 4 : The celebrities are paired in twos and performed a song together.

The judges' least favorite pairing battled it out while performing Fabolous's "Can't Let You Go" featuring Lil Mo to determine who gets eliminated. Lil Mo guest starred to provide her vocals.

  • Week 5 : The celebrities performed a song by their mentors with their mentors.
  • Week 6 : The celebrities have to fast rap. Twista was the guest judge.
  • Week 7 : The final 2 celebrities each perform 3 songs: A hip-hop anthem, a viewer's choice, and a final original song.
  • Week 8 : Season Finale. The remaining two celebrities performed their favorite songs from the season. All the celebrities had a guest appearance in the show. Also all the mentors performed Sugarhill Gang's song "Rapper's Delight".

Celebrities and songs performed[edit]

  • Countess Vaughn - Star Search '88 junior vocalist champion turned actress whose credits include the television shows Moesha and The Parkers [Mentor: Warren G]
    • Week 1: "Lip Gloss" by Lil' Mama
    • Week 2: "This Is Why I'm Hot" by MIMS
    • Week 3: "It's Just Me" by Countess Vaughn
    • Week 4, Song 1: "Nuthin' but a "G" Thang" by Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg (Duet with Jason Wahler)
    • Week 4, Song 2: "Can't Let You Go" by Fabulous featuring Lil' Mo
      • (Rap Battle challenge between herself and Jason Wahler; was declared the winner and advanced to next round by judge's decision)
    • Week 5 : "Regulate" By Warren G and Nate Dogg
      • (This went un-performed as a duet. Countess Vaughn got sick and was instructed by a doctor that she could not perform for 2 weeks. Additionally, she did not appear in studio for the show's airing. Due to her illness, she was eliminated. Warren G performed the song at the end.)
    • Week 8, "What A Man" by Salt-N-Pepa (with Kendra, Shar, And Perez)

Order of elimination[edit]

The elimination results for the week are given during the next show. For example, The elimination results for Week 1's show was revealed during Week 2's show.

To avoid confusion: The results revealed for that week's performance is recorded below as is.

During week 4, the votes were tallied and each contestant was ranked. The ranking had no effect on the outcome of elimination but was used to pair the contestants off (1st with 6th, 2nd with 5th, and 3rd with 4th).

Week: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8
Celebrities Results
Shar Jackson Safe Safe 3rd Place 3rd Place 1st Place Safe WINNER
Kendra Wilkinson Safe Safe 1st Place 1st Place 2nd Place Safe Runner-Up
Sebastian Bach Safe Bottom 2 4th Place 4th Place 3rd Place Eliminated
Perez Hilton Safe Safe 6th Place 5th Place Eliminated
Countess Vaughn Safe Safe 5th Place 2nd Place
Jason Wahler Safe Safe Eliminated
Efren Ramirez Bottom 2 Eliminated
Jamal Anderson Eliminated

Legend

Gender:      Male      Female

     The celebrity was the winner of the competition
     The celebrity was safe by the viewers choice
     The celebrity was selected safe by the judges
     The celebrity was in the bottom 2 and voted safe by the judges
     The celebrity was eliminated due to illness
     The celebrity was eliminated
     The celebrity was safe by default

Additional Notes[edit]

The title sequence created by Framework Studio won a 2009 Telly Award[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kinon, Cristina (30 August 2007). "It's a 'Rap' as Celebs Try to Busta Rhyme". New York Daily News. p. 87. Retrieved 4 Apr 2010.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  2. ^ "TELLY Awards / Winners". Retrieved 2011-02-03. 

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