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WEtv looks to cash in on 'Empire' with 'Growing Up Hip Hop'

WEtv looks to cash in on 'Empire' with 'Growing Up Hip Hop'

Fox’s hit soap “Empire” followed the highs and lows of a fictional family navigating the music industry and trying not to kill one another. And now WEtv is looking to cash in on audiences’ interest in rap empires with its latest docu-series. The network announced it would mine the stories of real-life rap industry families on “Growing Up Hip Hop.” Set to air later this year, the six-episode reality series will follow industry legends and their offspring. Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash, RUN DMC founding member Rev. Run, Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons, No Limit Records founder Master P, R&B singer El DeBarge and Salt-N-Pepa founding...

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