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    15 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching "Rap Sh!t"

    BRB, I need to add "Seduce & Scheme" to my playlist ASAP.

    On July 21, HBO Max began airing the highly-anticipated series created by Issa Rae, Rap Sh!t. The show focuses on two Miami natives and high school friends, Shawna and Mia, who reconnect in adulthood and decide to form their own rap duo.

    The first four episodes of Rap Sh!t have dropped, and the remaining four will continue to air weekly on HBO Max. If you aren't already hooked on this entertaining comedy series, here are 15 reasons why you should be watching Rap Sh!t right now.

    1. It's a victorious return to TV for Issa Rae.

    Issa Rae arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Rap Shit" on July 13, 2022

    2. Rap Sh!t reflects the current culture of hip-hop, plus it includes elements of Issa's personal experiences.

    KaMillion as Mia writes lyrics with Shawna, Issa Rae as J freestyles in "Awkward Black Girl"

    3. A prominent real-life rap duo is contributing behind the scenes.

    JT and Yung Miami pose at the 2022 BET Awards

    4. Aida Osman is shining in her first professional acting role.

    Aida Osman as Shawna visits Mia, who needs a babysitter for Melissa, in "Rap Shit"

    5. Aida and KaMillion's authentic chemistry makes the friendship between their characters a joy for audiences to see.

    Aida Osman and KaMillion pose at a "Rap Shit" event in July 2022

    6. The show has an awesome soundtrack.

    Jucee Froot poses in a black bodysuit for her "Sidewalk" video, Trick Daddy raps in the "Take It to da House" video, and Kelela is seen at the Mugler Womenswear Spring/Summer 2020 show in September 2019

    7. This includes a memorable track performed by Aida and KaMillion.

    8. It showcases a vital part of work for up-and-coming rappers and entertainers: social media.

    Aida and KaMillion as Shawna and Mia pose during an Instagram Live in "Rap Shit"

    9. Issa Rae and Syreeta Singleton have joined forces again for Rap Sh!t after first working together on Insecure.

    Issa Rae smiles at the A Sip with Issa Rae and Keke Palmer event on March 27, 2022, Syreeta Singleton arrives at a "Rap Shit" premiere celebration on July 13, 2022

    10. It's a show that's focused on friendship and women standing in their power.

    Sadé Clacken Joseph, Syreeta Singleton, KaMillion, Issa Rae and Aida Osman are pictured at a "Rap Shit" event on July 21, 2022 in Miami

    11. Mia is a fitting role for KaMillion.

    KaMillion smiles at a "Rap Shit" screening

    12. Aida manifested Rap Sh!t years before the series came into their life.

    Aida Osman smiles at a 2020 CBS event

    13. Shawna and Mia's story is told through the engaging medium of music.

    14. Director Sadé Clacken Joseph delivered in leading early episodes of Rap Sh!t.

    Sadé Clacken Joseph talks at a screening of "Ponyboi" in March 2019

    15. Rap Sh!t highlights the talent of female rappers that is too often ignored in the music industry.

    Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2022 Met Gala, Trina smiles at the "Baddest Chick" anniversary event in 2021, Lauryn Hill is seen on stage at the 2019 Madcool Festival

    Make sure to watch Rap Sh!t via HBO Max on Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST leading up to the Season 1 finale on September 1.