Ten Rappers We'd Like To See on Reality TV
So many reality shows, and so many of them are terrible. But people watch this stuff, despite feigning revulsion. "Trash culture" is on the rise, and with everyone from Consequence to The Game landing "roles" in a reality show, we wanted to get in on the action and list some potentially quality programming that would pair our favorite rappers of the day with reality shows we loathe/love. Tell VH1 to holla at me, man. The outcome of these unions might learn the viewers a thing or two. At the very least it would make for entertaining television with the only casualties being the hair pulling, sleeper-holds and ruinous affairs you see on other shows. Places, people!
Pusha T on Travel Channel's Trip Flip
Replacing host Bert Kreischer, Pusha would take viewers along as he maneuvers through Bolivia, Columbia, Peru and all the other countries he references in his music. It's a dangerous trip due to the instability of the region and (save for the homey Evo Morales representing Bolivia) potentially volatile situations. Thankfully Pusha knows Papi (all of them) on a first name basis and so a proper guide is provided through out.
See also: Pusha T on the Grammy Committee: "They Can't Deny Good Hip-Hop Anymore"
Gunplay on Discovery Channel's Sons of Guns
With such a trigger-happy rap name, Richard Morales, Jr. would be a great co-host for Sons of Guns. He can even swap stories of legal headaches with Will Hayden, the man who the show is centered around. No rapper would be better suited for the show, except maybe TI, but he already has his own reality show wave going.
Action Bronson on Food Network's Paula's Best Dishes
Cake mixing and mastering at it's sugary best, this one almost didn't make the list because it's such a "Duh, no shit" concept. It's a wonder no network has picked up this no brainer for a few seasons or at least shot a pilot for it. Bronson and Paula Deen could bake some desserts and then get baked themselves on Bronson's signature G Pens. Plus she says "Butter" and "y'all" like a rapper.
Curren$y on Discovery Channel's Chasing Classic Cars
Who wouldn't want to see Andretti restoring American classics and racing them once completed? With a collection that boasts a pair of Bentleys, a Corvette, a Ferrari, a couple of 1996 Chevy Impalas and a the cleanest El Camino you ever did see he's just the person for the job. And you just know each episode will be concluded with a hotbox session.
Uncle Murda on CBS's Cold Case
Holding the dubious distinction for being NYC's "most dangerous precinct," the 75th Precinct in East New York sees more than their fair share of homicides. Many of them go unsolved. Enter Uncle Murda. He can lead the teams of investigators and CSI Units solving some of these murders. Then again, when the evidence they gather pointed back to Uncle M or one of his homies he'd murder and graft may ensue. Scratch this one actually.