First Family of Hip Hop

First Family of Hip Hop

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  • 1
Forty years after matriarch Sylvia was dubbed "The Mother of Hip Hop" for bringing rap into the mainstream, the next generation of Robinsons are working at the label and looking to make their own stamp on history in different ways.
Forty years after matriarch Sylvia was dubbed "The Mother of Hip Hop" for bringing rap into the mainstream, the next generation of Robinsons are working at the label and looking to make their own stamp on history in different ways.

Season 1 (8 episodes)

  • 1. The Empire Strikes Back

    Original air date: 01/15/2017 Runtime: 43:04 min.

    Original air date: 01/15/2017 Runtime: 43:04 min. Leland wants to sit back while the publishing checks roll in. The younger generation is racing to get their own piece of the pie. LeA is working with Lady Luck to create new music, but when her birthday falls on the same day as her cousin’s new girlfriend, LeA learns that the world doesn’t revolve around her. Darnell has his own musical ambitions, but he’s spending too much time producing a new artist against Eseni’s will. The Robinsons will discover just how far they are willing to go in order to regain their spot on the throne of hip-hop.

  • 2. Guess Who’s Not Coming to Dinner?

    Original air date: 01/22/2017 Runtime: 43:06 min.

    Original air date: 01/22/2017 Runtime: 43:06 min. Drama continues to follow the Robinson family as Leland struggles to assert his role as boss in the face of challenges with the younger generation. Darnell’s argument with Eseni and club-hopping quest to find Sugarhill’s next big artist lands him in the hospital. LeA gets the family together for a cookout without Lady Luck. Luck feels increasingly sidelined from her collaboration with LeA. She’s got the vocals but Luck’s got experience, contacts, a proven track record...and a bone to pick.

  • 3. Step Up or Shut Up

    Original air date: 01/29/2017 Runtime: 43:05 min.

    Original air date: 01/29/2017 Runtime: 43:05 min. A talk with rapper Raekwon lights a fire under Rhondo to show he's the heir to the Sugarhill throne, while Leland's friend Biz Markie champions that the kids are the future of the company. Darnell tries to pitch Leland new ideas for Sugarhill that lead to him to being kicked out of the office. A sit-down between Lady Luck and LeA quickly explodes into a she-said-she-said screaming match. Meanwhile, Lelo heads to court wondering if he will come out again and Lady Luck talks to her lawyer about finally getting everything she’s owed.

  • 4. Who’s Got Game?

    Original air date: 02/12/2017 Runtime: 43:05 min.

    Original air date: 02/12/2017 Runtime: 43:05 min. Darnell splurges to prove his love to Eseni. Leland attempts to unite the Robinsons by throwing a family basketball game, but his hope for family harmony is short-lived when Shanell and Darnell faceoff. The rift between LeA and Shanell deepens as they each plot the next step in their careers without the other.

  • 5. Hostile Takeover

    Original air date: 02/19/2017 Runtime: 43:04 min.

    Original air date: 02/19/2017 Runtime: 43:04 min. Leland makes LeA an offer. Rhondo rallies the rest of the men to confront Big Lee with their concerns about how he's running Sugarhill Records. Darnell and Eseni have another huge blow up, pushing Leland to draw the line with his son and Eseni to take a pregnancy test. Shanell plots her next move to relaunch her career.

  • 6. Papa Said Knock It Off

    Original air date: 03/05/2017 Runtime: 43:05 min.

    Original air date: 03/05/2017 Runtime: 43:05 min. With the family imploding, Leland attempts to smooth things over. He confronts Shanell about her betrayal of Rhondo, and after Darnell refuses to leave the house, Big Lee takes action. While Shanell debuts her album to music industry execs, Rhondo tries to get Darnell on board with being part of his presentation to Leland. And a family outing brings tension between Rhondo, LeA and Shanell to a head.

  • 7. Facing the Music

    Original air date: 03/12/2017 Runtime: 43:04 min.

    Original air date: 03/12/2017 Runtime: 43:04 min. With the big presentation for Leland looming, the Robinsons are pitted against each other in the battle for the Sugarhill throne. Rhondo and LeA make nice with Shanell but still doubt her sincerity. Shanell faces obstacles in her personal life, while Darnell and Eseni wonder whether to revisit their relationship. Lelo’s past catches up with him.

  • 8. Passing the Torch

    Original air date: 03/19/2017 Runtime: 43:05 min.

    Original air date: 03/19/2017 Runtime: 43:05 min. Leland is finally ready to pick a successor; nerves and competitiveness kick in as the family members take the stage to show him what they have to offer the label; Shanell makes a big announcement; Leland's final decision blows them all away.