OXYGEN MEDIA TURNS UP FOR SEASON THREE OF HIT SERIES "SISTERHOOD OF HIP HOP" PREMIERING TUESDAY, JULY 12 AT 9PM ET/PT
Celebrity Appearances Include MC Lyte, Irv Gotti, Tank, Trina, Morris Chestnut and more
New York, NY - June 7, 2016 - Oxygen Media's hit series "Sisterhood of Hip Hop" is back with a brand new beat for season three premiering Tuesday, July 12 at 9pm ET/PT. Executive produced by Grammy-Award winning artist T.I., the powerful docu-series returns with veterans Siya, Brianna Perry and Diamond, who welcome new femcees on the block, Audra the Rapper and Lee Mazin. In order to deal with the ups and downs that come with the rap game, the ladies receive guidance from hip hop legends MC Lyte, Irv Gotti, Tank, Trina, YoYo, Jazze Pha and more, providing support, advice, and when necessary, tough love. For a sneak peek of the series, please visit: http://www.oxygen.com/sisterhood-of-hip-hop/season-3/videos/a-new-season-of-sisterhood-of-hip-hop-premieres-july-12th
Although some things may have changed, the hustle to succeed remains the same for these five fierce female artists. In this season, after being featured on Tank's new smash hit, #BDAY, Siya is eager to put out a new record of her own, but legal and relationship issues threaten to jeopardize her career. Meanwhile, Brianna is in the hot seat when her fans and "mom-ager," Kiki, demand new music, which creates some serious pressure for the emcee. While Diamond is struggling with her label and her man, she decides to take control by launching a new fashion line, hoping it will generate the money needed for more freedom in her personal and professional life. Philadelphia native and local rap sensation, Lee Mazin, is driven to make it onto the national stage, but she has to decide if it's worth leaving her family and her home. And struggling for more independence, Audra the Rapper is facing a constant battle between her music and a management team with whom she does not see eye-to-eye. As the emcees work to overcome these personal struggles and reach the top, the strength of the sisterhood is put to the ultimate test when MC Lyte offers the ladies an opportunity to compete against each other for a verse on her highly-anticipated new track.
Meet the new femcees:
Audra the Rapper
Audra the Rapper's path to hip hop was an unlikely one. Born in Washington D.C., and raised in Richmond, Virginia to a single mother and grandmother, Audra was forbidden to listen to rap music because of its often-violent nature. Instead, her childhood home was filled with the sounds of jazz, soul, and R&B, leading her to take a more musical approach to rap. Studying the styles of Tupac, Missy Elliott, and Lauryn Hill, Audra began writing poetry that later became the narrative to her raps. After rap-battling classmates during lunch and football games, she began taking the game more seriously. At 16-years-old, she released her first offering "Sweet and Sour," that was sold at local car washes and neighborhood malls. Since that introductory mixtape, Audra has released three other EPs, most recently, "Retrospectrum." She is currently gearing up to release her fifth project, a conceptual body of work titled "Anti Love Songs," at the end of summer 2016. Audra's goal is to remain honest and outspoken in her music, as well as fearless in content, touching on topics that are seemingly taboo for female artists. Described as "Ratchet Soul," Audra the Rapper's sound is raw, unapologetic and often emotional.
Taliyah "Lee Mazin" Smith is a multi-faceted music artist and labeled one of the hottest female artists by many in the industry. She raps, sings, produces and writes for herself as well as other artists. Her gift of versatility has not only given her the ability to excel in hip hop, but also to succeed in various styles of writing, ranging from hip hop, R&B and pop. She is set to release "No Love Lost ll" this summer. Mazin has graced the stages on multiple national tours and shows including Meek Mill's Dreams Come True Tour, MC Lyte's tour, Power 99's Peace on the Streets, Powerhouse, SXSW and her self-funded tour, The Blow Tour. Additionally, Meek Mill labeled her DreamChasers' First Lady in 2012. Now an independent artist, she has performed alongside an array of mainstream performers such as T.I, Young Jeezy, DMX, Mac Miller, Meek Mill, French Montana, K Michelle, MC Lyte and more. Mazin has always been passionate about giving back to the community through her annual "PhilLEE Weekend" in her hometown of Philadelphia. Her success in making good music, as well as being a role model to young girls, has put her on the path to prove to the world that females can step in the ring with the best of them.
"Sisterhood of Hip Hop" is produced by 51 Minds with Christian Sarabia, T.I., Abby Wilson and Angela Aguilera serving as Executive Producers.
About Oxygen Media:
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment brand that targets young, multicultural women. The network's relevant and engaging content reflects how real women with real stories see the world - vibrant, optimistic and bold. Oxygen is the destination where women can come together across multiple platforms to have fun and encourage each other through their individual and collective journeys. The growing network's unscripted original programming includes "Sisterhood of Hip Hop," "The Prancing Elites Project," "Like A Boss," "Quit Your Day Job" and the popular "Preachers" franchise. Available in over 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.