Recap: ‘Growing Up Hip Hop’ Brings Hip Hop Royalty to DC

WeTV hosted an exclusive panel discussion and screening of their hit show, “Growing Up Hip Hop” last Thursday at the National Museum of African American History & Culture.

Hundreds of attendees filled the Oprah Winfrey Theater to hear the cast of “Growing Up Hip Hop” and their legendary parents talk about the cultural impact of hip hop.

The panelists included: Angela and Vanessa Simmons, Master P, Romeo Miller, Sandra Denton “Pepa”, Dame Dash, Boogie Dash and Kristinia DeBarge.

During the panel discussion, attendees also got the opportunity to view snippets of the season 3 premiere of “Growing Up Hip Hop.”


The Fab Empire caught up with some of the cast to talk about the new season of GUHH, their favorite places to hang out in DC and what’s next.

“We love DC,” says Vanessa Simmons. “But we really love, love, loved the museum. It is so amazing. We didn’t even get the chance to see all of the exhibits we wanted to see, including the Emmitt Till exhibit. We will definitely return to DC so we can see more.”

Angela Simmons, however, really enjoys our restaurants. “I’ve been to so many restaurants with good food, I can’t even remember them all,” she said.


We also caught up with Master P and Romeo Miller. “I love all the cajun and creole restaurants DC has,” says Master P. “I am a big seafood guy. Give me some crawfish, crabs and catfish and I’m good.”

Romeo Miller, however, reflected on how DC has contributed to his career. “DC has been a big part of my career. My first concert was here; it was at Six Flags. I’ll never forget that. Do you know how big that is, to have a concert at Six Flags as a young kid? It was so amazing.”

Master P and Romeo also told The Fab Empire about what their currently working on.


“After my role on Empire, I have really been focused on being an actor. I have six movies coming out later this year,” Romeo says.

He also mentioned that the No Limit Reunion Tour, which kicked off in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival, will be headed to other cities this year. The reunion tour includes our faves including Master P, Mia X, Silk the Shocker, Mystikal and more.

“You all should also be on the lookout for the “No Limit” biopic, which is coming out real soon,” Master P added. “Things are looking good for No Limit Records.”


After the screening and panel discussion, WeTV hosted a big reception to celebrate the new season. The attendees had a chance to mix and mingle with the entire cast and the opportunity to do an afterhours tour of the museum. It was an amazing event.

Be sure to check out “Growing Up Hip Hop” on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on WeTV.