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‘Bad bitch renaissance’: Watch the trailer for Issa Rae’s new Rap Sh!t

Starring Aida Osman and KaMillion as two estranged high school friends who reunite to form a rap group

Two estranged high school friends from Miami’s 305 set out to build a hip-hop career together after a boozy night out – or, at least, that’s the starting point for Issa Rae’s latest HBO comedy series Rap Sh!t.

Executive produced by Rae, who’s fresh off the back of her hit comedy-drama Insecure, the show stars Shawna (Aida Osman) and Mia (KaMillion), with Miami hip-hop duo City Girls as co-producers.

“We got the opportunity to have a good time, and win?” Mia tells Shawna over drinks as in the trailer. “We in the middle of a bad bitch renaissance.”

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Rae said that RAP SH!T was born from her original Insecure script: ”I think this is just such a unique time in hip-hop, especially when it comes to female rappers, because there’s such an abundance, and it doesn’t feel like they’re all in competition with each other.”

“I’m a child of the 90s, and there used to always be a tendency to put two women against one another,” she added. “It feels like we’re in an era where there’s such a supportive environment now because of that abundance. All of that, combined with just my own story of coming up, became the next story that I wanted to tell.”

Rap Sh!t will air a two-episode premiere on HBO Max on July 21, with following episodes airing weekly. Watch the trailer below.