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Love and Hip Hop New York Season 10: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

May 9, 2019
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Love and Hip Hop: New York is an extended name given to the reality television series Love and Hip Hop broadcasted on VH1. Its success has led to the production of Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta, Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood, and Love and Hip Hop: Miami. Being a reality show, Love and Hip Hop: New York features the lives of people related to Hip Hop, residing in and around New York City.

The show is directed by David Wolfgang, and Josh Richards and produced by Vivian Gomez, Mona Scott-Young, and Stefan Springman, among others. It all started in 2006, when Jim Jones, the rapper, approached the executives of VH1 with a reality TV concept that revolved himself. After a lot of thread pulling, VH1 finally made its first announcement about the release of the series under the title, Diary of a Hip Hop Girlfriend. Later, on March 6, 2011, it premiered under the name Love & Hip Hop.

Love and Hip Hop Cast: Who’s in it?

Since its inception, Love and Hip Hop: New York has undergone a variety of changes in its cast and almost all of its original cast members, with the exception of Rich Dollaz, are no longer a part of the series. It began with four women, two of whom are girlfriends of rappers Jim Jones and Fabolous, and the remaining two are aspiring recording artists by the names Olivia and Somaya Reece. As the series progresses, managers, RJs, DJs, publicists, producers and stylists, PR teams, etc are included in the cast.

The most recent season revolves around couples which includes the following people: Remy Ma, a rapper from America who got discovered initially by Big Pun. She was once a member of Fat Joe’s group of Terror Squad, which made her prominent in the field. She has been one of only five women rappers to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart ever and also won the BET Award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist twice, becoming one among only three multiple winners of the same.

Papoose (Shamele Mackie) is an American songwriter and rapper who began producing his mixtapes and distributed them in the early 2000s. He met DJ Kayslay, who helped him to sign a contract with Jive Records, of $1.5 million. His debut studio album was The Nacirema Dream. He then shot to fame, releasing numerous mixtapes of underground hip-hop. He was able to release his first independent album on 26th March 2013, by securing a deal with Fontana Distribution.

Joe Budden, short for Joseph Anthony Budden II, is a multitasker, being a broadcaster, rapper and songwriter from America. His debut studio album which made him grab the eight position on the Billboard 200 was ‘Pump It Up’, selling over 95,000 copies within just a week. It was his most successful solo album with commercial value. He is currently signed to Empire Distribution.

Juelz Santana or LaRon Louis James is an actor and a rapper from America, an is one of the members of ‘The Diplomats’, an East Coast hip hop group. He has worked in ‘Oh Boy’, ‘Hey Ma’, of Camron’s 2002 singles and also in ‘Run It’ by Chris Brown. He has released albums of his own which are, ‘From Me To U’, What the Game’s Been Missing!’.

The other cast members include Safaree Samuels, Cyn Santana, Kimbella Vanderhee, Yandi Smith, Rich Dollaz, and Juju C.

Love and Hip Hop Plot: What is it about?

The series features both the personal and professional lives of its cast, predominantly women, in and around New York, who make a living out of pursuing a career in hip hop Music in a male-dominated society. The show is quite suitable for music lovers who wish to know more about their hip hop stars personally and professionally. Although its focus cast members are women, the show also features men who have their individual storylines and an equivalent screen time as the women. With season 9, its focus cast has shifted to couples.

The executive producer and Monami Entertainment CEO Mona Scott-Young has this to say about the show, “There’s a tendency to think that people who have some measure of celebrity live a completely different life and it’s all glitz and glamour, and there’s something self-affirming and unifying in the idea that, wow, they go through the same things that we do.”

Love and Hip Hop Season 10 Release Date: When will it premiere?

Love and Hip Hop season 9 premiered on November 26, 2018.  Season 9 concluded on March 4, 2019, and was followed by two reunion episodes aired a week apart from each other on March 18, 2019. As far as the next season goes, we don’t have an official announcement yet. Though considering the popularity of the show, we would be surprised if it doesn’t get another season.  Love and Hip Hop: New York has typically been released in the last quarter of every year, and so it is more than likely that Love and Hip Hop season 10 will release in November 2019. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.

Love and Hip Hop: New York Trailer

Watch the season 9 trailer of Love & Hip Hop: New York below. All the episodes of previous seasons are available here.

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