First Family of Hip Hop follows the son and grandchildren of Sugar Hill Records founder Sylvia Robinson as they seek to restore the prominence of the storied rap label behind the seminal 1979 track "Rapper's Delight".
Runtime: 60 minutes
First Family of Hip Hop - Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta - Netflix
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta is the second installment of the Love & Hip Hop reality television franchise. It premiered June 18, 2012 on VH1, and chronicles the lives of several people in Atlanta involved with hip hop music. The show features appearances from notable figures associated with Southern hip hop. On February 16, 2018, VH1 announced the show's return for the seventh season, which premiered on March 19, 2018.
First Family of Hip Hop - Critical response - Netflix
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta has largely been overshadowed by criticism and controversy, with the franchise referred to as “ratchet TV” for its seemingly negative and stereotypical portrayal of black women and its focus on dysfunctional relationships, materialism, hyper-sexuality and violence. The show premiered in 2012 to a storm of controversy, with some viewers calling for a boycott. One petition described the show as “another beautifully-blinged jewel of commercial exploitation” and compared it to the crack epidemic of 1980s in its potentially damaging and long-lasting impact on African-American culture. Series creator Mona Scott-Young has been singled out in particular for allegedly “exploiting (black women) in her quest for the almighty dollar”. Scott-Young has continuously defended the show against these accusations, saying the show was not created to represent all African-Americans: "It's set in a specific world and I don’t think that there’s anybody who’s navigated that world who would deny that these things happen.” Despite the criticism, the franchise has dominated the ratings since its inception, and has been described as “riveting”, “addictive” “bawdy and hilarious” and a “guilty pleasure”. In 2014, Complex named Joseline Hernandez, Stevie J, K. Michelle, Momma Dee and Shay Johnson as some of the greatest VH1 reality stars of all time.
First Family of Hip Hop - References - Netflix