The Rap Game Season 5 Episode 1 – ‘The Battle Begins’

On the season premiere, Jermaine Dupri’s rap boot camp kicks off with R&B singer Jaquees stepping in to give the fresh batch of MC’s some much-needed advice, and they go head-to-head in a rhyme cypher to battle it out for a spot in the house.

  • Anaaaa.

    Age ain nun but a number babbesss.

  • Anaaaa.

    Age ain nun but a number babbesss.

  • Vashti Perry

    Her anger was so purposeless and confusing.

  • A_CUTECRITIQUE

    please can we not start calling her the big girl

  • A_CUTECRITIQUE

    I kinda always feel some type of way when I see a person named Sire bc I really wanted to name my child Sire

  • Lola

    Yessss!!! True indeed.

  • Lola

    Right. Parents don’t even get that mad when their kids don’t make it all the way at the end.

  • Lola

    LOL! Now that you say that…

  • LOOKIE LOOKIE

    Sire is so funny

  • LOOKIE LOOKIE

    Eli is SO overrated, no rhythm no nothin. just hyped because of he’s white …get him the fuck out of there

  • Rose Jenny

    preach!!

  • Tanaysia PiinkScorpio Williams

    Little Richie’s mom did not have to be so mad and embarrass him,grabbing him away like that while everyone was telling him bye. I feel so bad for him.

  • kneesee

    LOL!! Like seriously the way she was performing.

  • kneesee

    Ummmm ma’am/sir what are you upset about??? You lucky your daughter even made it because she clearly was the only one who didnt follow instructions using recycled BARS! GOH!!! Her and Sira (I think that was the boy name that got #1) is toooo over the top for me. I just cant. I am here for the white boy and the bigger girl. No offense using descriptions because I am to lazy to rewind to figure out the names.

  • Cardio32

    I can’t get with white rappers. But, then I thought of Machine Gun Kelly he’s kind nice. But, he’s the exception.

  • Alisha Mack

    london should be happy she made the 5 …..but i felt like she was going to be 3

  • Jus post my damn comment

    I thought somebody actually robbed her, like went thru her sh*t

  • Jus post my damn comment

    Omg London on da Tracks

  • SheKnows

    alot of young white rappers think rap is just rhyming words together. but its more than that. Eli is good at rhyming but he is not a good rapper yet. he was off beat during the cypher, his delivery needs help, and his punclines are weak as hell and not funny. thats why i said he is just OK but he has potential like the others. i do feel like ppl are hyping him up just cuz he white.

  • Kole Johnson

    Tyler deserved to be #4, she had a good 1st performance, but she stumbled and then tried to spit them recycled ass bars in the cypher, she dropped the ball on that challenge. He mama London was extra as hell just trying to get attention. Eli was better than Tyler overall this go round, he had two solid performances. Cookie was salty on the way out. Richy looked scared the whole episode, he deserved to go home.

  • Sports!

    Thank u, next to you and this whole squad, the last seasons had more talent

  • Straightshooter

    Right! I understood every word he said unlike most of them. He don’t need all that fake as so called swag. They could make that awardness work for him. I can’t wait til they get to the branding week.

  • Straightshooter

    Whateva! I hope he wins!

  • Stephanie Dunn

    Classic start to the R.Kelly thing. I know they did the same thing. She was very wrong for what she did. I feel sorry for the child if she losses

  • Cardio32

    I am with you. Eli wasn’t hot. I don’t find white rappers all that great and hell I don’t even find some black todays black rapper all that either. I’m definitely an old school type of rap fan. When rap lyrics made sense and you can actually rap along.

  • I only watch the rap game cuz the parents be a hot ass mess. And it never fails. Parents today never care if they kids are in the wrong. They still go off and make it about them. Its real crazy. Back in the days our parents wud tell us u fucked up or u was wrong. If u didnt do the work…u was wrong.

  • Lateshia Gordwin

    I’m with you on all your comments…..you hit the nail on the head

  • Lateshia Gordwin

    Yes she was a big bully at that

  • Lateshia Gordwin

    I’m with ya. He never triped over his words and lil daddy came prepared. Give props where they are due

  • Straightshooter

    White Boys taking ova rap! Yall betta pay attention!!!!!

  • Sierra Vaughn

    Exactly even if he is trying to look like an artist he still doesn’t need a nose ring. Jermaine should’ve made him take it out

  • Bella Vicious

    Bitch you’re doing way to much… calm tf down! And stop accusing people of shit. Thats dumb asf

  • Bella Vicious

    Eli did not derserve second place… tf? Nya should’ve come in second place!

  • Nah! It’s not the same. I wanna see what the people are saying!

  • Rokses

    Cookie should get her a different nickname, cause the real Cookie would make sure to slap the battlerap in her boy. 1000%fail

  • MelaninIs Poppin

    Facts they’re not that big..they don’t just need money but connections too .

  • mandi

    I think Eli should’ve been number 1 because he remind me eminen he have a story to tell sire too cocky amalaya need to go and London child need ta leave as well bringing that negative energy after one negative left

  • Pebbles

    I know!

    I was referring to using it as a stage name

    Book of Eli ( lyrical genius)

    You know something catchy

  • Shacora L Jones

    How much more credit do you want me to give the child? I said he is good and deserved to stay. I’m not about to act like I was blown away by his raps because I WAS NOT. Yal be acting like people can’t have a different opinion than your own. “Give credit where credit is due” bye kitty. Stop skimming…. read && comprehend because obviously you did NOT

  • Shacora L Jones

    I said what I said! His rap at the cypher n the battle was MEDIOCRE! and in my opinion those two little girls were better. Now as far as Tyeler in the battle. They said it was FINE that she used her previous song but she should have not used a song flow. Or did you miss that part? For me PERSONALLY it’s not about black or white. I think the little boy is an okay rapper && has hella potential. I just don’t think he is better than them. PERIODT!

  • Shacora L Jones

    I absolutely agree with your list. I was so shocked to see Sire and Eli at the top of the list. And I really thought JD lost his damn mind not having Amayah at the bottom! She bombed the cypher && the battle.

  • Wait! What?

    What London doesn’t understand is they might keep you around for ratings, but you are completely ruining your daughters shot at winning because when working with a minor….the parents attitude play a part in the decision and NOBODY wants to deal with that ignorance.

  • Chinkieyez 420

    Why the fukc did everybody sit there and listen to London wit all that foolishness???? There was no need for her to bug out like that and that fake ass Cookie with the horrible wig chiiile. Eli is dope and I think Tyler is pretty good she just stumbled this week. Ion kno if I like Sire just yet.

  • SheKnows

    the 2 black girls are the best rappers to me. Eli, sire, and the big girl are just OK. richy is too young he needs to work on his craft more.

  • Tajah Kalia

    Where’s the second episode??!

  • EccentriciDee

    Eli at number 4…? No way!

  • Mylkchawclit

    London needs to stfu with all that yelling . Her and Cookie was just extra as hell and looked dumb as fuck… Tyler did the exact same thing Ars told her not to do and thats rap like your making a song . Blame ya daughter for not listening .

  • Mylkchawclit

    Sire is dope but he’s too cocky. I love how humble Eli and his dad is . Very talented young man . Amiyah isn’t all that great too me nor was Richy. Nya is unique I like her . Tyler thinks shes going to get by on songs she’s already performed before . I don’t see her lasting to the end.

  • Mylkchawclit

    Na they don’t do that in battle rap. She messed up when she first started and then jumped down her throat saying she was choking . In real battles they usually stumbling a few times in one instance before they call choke… Nobody from the URL or any other league wants an easy win ..They want to be able to go back n forth with another artist to put on a show. Arsenal made the right critic.

  • Yetunde

    London is an attention seeker. There was absolutely no reason for her to go off like that. Especially at the other contestants, they didn’t pick the positions. She needs to direct her anger at JD. That was really rude and out of order. Eli’s dad did the right thing, walk away and ignore her. She will soon realise how stupid she looks.

  • Yetunde

    I was wondering the same thing about his nose ring. My son is 13 and there is no way he could have a nose ring at this age.

  • Truth

    lil richie seems like a very nice kid but the mom needs to chill ur actions will affect ur child…now that London lady needs to stfu she should be thanking God he let her daughter stay considering the fact she spit bars from her song and who tf u think u yelling at??!!!i woulda been pissed and checked her ass right then…da fuk she thinkin yellin at buncha kids i woulda got in her face asap NOBODY yellin at my child fk outta here!!!i like Nya she seem humble n got her mind right Eli flow nice too…

  • QBee

    I think these days anyone can have a record label..you need a bigger backing label to start making real moves..otherwise they wouldn’t be here..just like anyone on YT puts out one video and call themselves a rapper or most of these half naked women that are filtered to the Gawds say that they are a model.

  • QBee

    Probably marketing si he van stand out..guess it worked cause I could only remember him as the boy with the nose ring.

  • QBee

    You’re supposed to be disrespectful in battle rap..Arsenal should know that first hand and call it out when your opponent chokes…Yes Tyler should not have been last bug her Mum didn’t have to go off like that…the one that got elimilooks like someone I’ve seen their face on tv before,.,just can’t call it right now and both he and his Mum are bad losers…so far I’m not too impressed..the boy with the nose ring thinks he’s better than he really is..so far I like Eli after he managed to catch the beat.

  • Xoxopinkey

    he too grown for that. that aint even his personality.

  • Xoxopinkey

    2 different people with different parents in different times with different lifestyles

  • Pebbles

    That’s catchie! Book of Eli

  • Pebbles

    Yup! I can see him acting because It’s natural

  • leapyearpisces

    OK…being the OPERATIVE. word.

  • Sierra Vaughn

    I’m just curious as to why Sire has a nose ring at 14??? Idk what his mom was thinking because I couldn’t get a piercing or a tattoo until I turned 18.

  • Bey Martinez

    Bye Richie…and Cookie….bye girl…your son didn’t do it. London….you’re doing way too much…..JD if you want to humble Sire….put his ass at #5. Amaya was not it…but I’m hoping she can redeem herself next time. My top five would have been:
    NYA
    TYELER (ONLY BECAUSE SHE RECYCLED BARS)
    SIRE
    BOOK OF ELI
    AMAYAH

  • Sherree Lee

    Okay LONDON WE SEE YOU
    EXTRA FOR NO REASON…. REALLY EMBARRASSING

  • Pebbles

    He was ! However, he did say it’s ( battle rapping) isn’t his thing he more on positive vibe

  • Pebbles

    Tyler used a rapped she already written that’s not how it goes and she should be glad that he didn’t boot her out too.

    Amaya I don’t see her as a rapper but she held her own though

  • Lacy4u

    Didn’t episode 2 with WILL.I.AM also come on last night, too? I wonder when that episode will get uploaded on here?

  • Lacy4u

    Not being funny but Lord please don’t let us find out that J.D. is/was also messing around with underage girls especially since he’s had 5 long seasons of the Rap Game that features only kids under 18! Please and thank you. Amen

  • Tima Yangala

    Eli should havs been #1

  • I can’t read the comment section before watching!! I read it like a preview for what’s to come, but some of ya’ll spoiled the outcome. For proper comment section etiquette, please put SPOILER ALERT: Before your comment. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Shacora L Jones

    Cypher*****

  • Shacora L Jones

    Exactly !!

  • Shacora L Jones

    The majority of black women?? Smh she represents HERSELF! Just because she acted like that it does not mean that tghe majority of black women do as well. Did u not notice the BLACK woman telling her to calm her stupid ass down? Why must the majority of black women be put in her nut ass box??

  • Shacora L Jones

    I agree she did THE MOST!! But Eli number 1?? He was mediocre to me. I feel like because they expected him to bomb that it shocked them that he was actually okay

  • Shacora L Jones

    London did wayyyyy too much! Her daughter was still in the house and she let someone else’s emotions set her off. Smh. BUT I will say this… I kind of agree. I feel like Eli was good… But ahead of Nia && Tyler? Hell no. His performance in my opinion for the cover and battle was mediocre. But because they expected him to bomb, the shock of him doing okay put him in that number 2 spot. But both those girls killed the cyber && the battle period. I guess that saying is true. You gotta work twice as hard to get where they at. And plz don’t get my comment confused… Eli is GOOD and he deserved to stay, but he was not better than them. And Amayah at number 3???? She bombed both! The right person went home for sure tho!

  • What a wonderful example of why certain ppl lose and stay at the bottom.

    Somebody should inform Kesha the wannabe “Cookie” that Empire Entertainment is a fictional company. She doesn’t realize how bad it looks on her that the alleged record company she owns (Let’s Ride Records) can’t even get her son Li’l Richye’s career off the ground; and it’s just plain disgusting that she’s passed the age of 30 without comprehending basic lessons about 1) respect, and 2) being a graceful loser.

    It was funny to witness that angry ape London lose her shit, play the victim and go after Eli – conveniently ignoring the fact that her daughter Tyeler stumbled, failed the assignment and recycled a rap she’d already written.

  • Audacious Bade

    lol

  • Audacious Bade

    you got me cracking up, your right lol

  • Eating Oreos

    London indeed behaved really inappropriately and I disagree with the way she handled the situation and acted towards Eli. HOWEVER, this doesn’t invite you to make derogatory and racist comments towards Black Women.

  • Nadine Murrell

    That ratchet, ghetto ass London and her talentless daughter needed to go the fxxk home! Notice how she don’t confront another black. Woman but the racist bitch goes for the only white people in the house! Eli is far more talented than her ratchet kid! Angry black woman syndrome is alive and well and showing us all how the majority of black women feel it’s ok to behave and teach they’re kids this unacceptable disgusting and disrespectful behaviour!!

  • °No PaiN;;No GaiN♥

    Amayah didn’t stop she was resilient … She should be #5 though not Tyeler…

  • °No PaiN;;No GaiN♥

    Eli deserved his #2 spot…based on the battle he did his thing

  • °No PaiN;;No GaiN♥

    Richie might not got it. He was the weakest link

  • °No PaiN;;No GaiN♥

    Nya and Tyler the hardest ..they both holding it down for the females..

  • Dijonee Chester

    FACTS!!! I’m sitting here with the *stares in confusion* face because CLEARLY, Eli earned #2. What cyphers and battles was sis watching?? Like did something extra get said in the house or??? I’m CONFUSED lol

  • Rodney L. Robinson

    LONDON ON THE PIPE

  • Rodney L. Robinson

    THANKS 4 GETTING RID OF RICHYE TO PREVENT CHARLOTTE NC FROM FURTHER SHAME
    #WACK

  • Clayne Rojano

    Wasn’t feeling richye

  • YoungFabulous

    When you gonna do The Sang Game JD

  • Erica PlayMiNot Milian

    I thought Eli was robbed. He shoulda been #1

  • Aleggra Penn

    Mkayyy soooo if Cookie acting a fool caused London to act a fool might I suggest a spirit a maybe…y’all need Jesus fr. Throwing temper tantrums in front of them kids like that teaching them it’s okay baby she couldn’t have deserved the #2 spot if technically she didn’t even battle rap..sooo that’s an “L”. You took it out on the right person the first time. I love my people but I can’t stand when they just attack the lil innocent white folk like clearly they love black people lol don’t just do em like that now girl. You literally out here proving people “right” about how black women act.

  • Lacy4u

    See this is the reason why I don’t care to be around people with negative attitudes. It’s called transference of energy. Lil Richie mom was on 10 acting a fool cursing out the camera men and Ms London was trying to calm her down. Next thing you know, Ms. Cookie transferred her anger & negativity straight over to Ms. London (who originally was cool, calm & collected). All of a sudden, Ms. London is now flipping out and continuing with the shenanigans. If you didn’t realize that ish like this can happen, well now you know because you seen it with your own eyes. smh. Keep that negative energy away from me. Positive vibes around me only.

  • Reginal Cobian JR

    I cant believe that mama got so ignorant and plain out disrespectful. White boy deserved the 2 spot. I like her daughter so i hope she dont fuck it up for her.

  • Nina

    Sired is likeable lol he’s funny! His little personality is not to hold back. I felt Eli deserved his spot and Hunny ought to be ashamed of herself going after him like that. You are a Grown ass woman, show some class. That was pathetic. I couldn’t have been a parent/guardian there because I would have had to check her REAL QUICK. Ritchie got what he deserved, looks and “swag” is not going to cut it. I can tell why he acts the way he does because ole momma Cookie still wipes his ass, writes his rhymes and caters to his wants to be a “rapper”. Well, Ritchie first you gotta learn to write…then rap. Tf! Amaya held her own under pressure and I see much potential in her. Love her and her dads precense on the show. Little Afro puff is cute but that’s all I remember about her.

  • Pebbles

    Eli dad (Dustin) is funny

    Sire is funny! He says Wi-Fi is a stake my teen life.

    Can someone explain to me as to why London was upset? Is it because her friend dinner went home? He bombed to cypher or because he blasted her daughter for using a song she written instead of being original?

  • Cass32

    Someone is working overtime cranking out ALL these videos back to back.