The judges kick off the search as T.I. drops in on Nipsey Hussle, Cardi B taps Snoop Dogg, and Chance checks out Anderson .Paak’s picks.
Looking to the streets, Cardi teams up with Fat Joe and Jadakiss at S.O.B.’s to find the East Coast rappers ready to represent in Cali.
After hearing out hot prospects at Killer Mike’s SWAG Shop, T.I. gets down to judging the talent beside Quavo and Big Boi in hip-hop’s new mecca.
Originality, presence and prowess are key for Chance as he joins Lupe Fiasco, Twista and Royce Da 5’9” in a hunt for the Midwest’s best.
The top 30 contestants converge in LA and freestyle and collaborate in small groups. Only the most memorable move forward in the competition.
Tempers ignite and the judges turn up the heat while 16 hungry emcees trade bars in the rap battle of their lives.
Digging deep, eight lyricists head home to write hit songs with industry heavyweights and shoot videos that capture their visions, stories and cities.
The task for the top six: Pick an iconic sample, write an original song and perform it in front of a huge audience -- all in 48 hours. Bangers only.
John Legend delivers the news: The final five must step it up for features alongside Jhené Aiko, Miguel, Teyana Taylor, Ty Dolla $ign and Tory Lanez.
Finalists pen their dream songs with the hottest producers in the game and give performances worthy of an awards show. The judges choose a winner.