‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’ is the fourth installment to the entire ‘Love & Hip Hop’ franchise. It is a reality television show that airs on VH1 and first premiered on January 1, 2018. If you are addicted to musical shows then ‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’ is for you. The show follows the lives of different individuals who are involved in hip-hop music residing in the Miami area.
This series also features some famous celebrities who are related to Southern hip-hop, reggae as well as Latin music. One can download all the episodes from the official VH1 website and enjoy the show. The show also tackles with Eurocentrism and colorism within the Latino community.
After spanning two successful seasons, we have finally received news that ‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’ season 3 is making its return on VH1. Read on to know what the latest installment holds for its fans.
Love & Hip Hop: Miami Cast: Who is in it?
Over the initial seasons of the show, we grew familiar with the faces of Trina, Trick Daddy, and Amara La Negra. Since the upcoming season is a continuation of the same tale, dealing with the individuals involved in the hip hop scene, we did expect the majority of the cast to return. The above stars do make a comeback, accompanied by PreMadonna, Sukihana, Brisco, Hood Brat, and Joseline Hernandez.
Along with the main characters, ‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’ also has a sprawling cast of supporting members who enjoy as much screen time as the main characters, since it goes to show how instrumental everyone is, put together, within the music industry. In season 3, we meet Bobby Lytes, Prince, Shay Johnson, Gunplay, Jojo Zarur, Miami Tip, Joy Young, Khaotic, Baby Blue Whoaaaa, Spectacular, Pleasure P, Emjay, KaMillion, and Saucy Santana as the supporting cast members.
Love & Hip Hop: Miami Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Love & Hip Hop Miami’ season 2 premiered on January 2, 2019, on VH1. After airing for 14 episodes, it concluded on March 18, 2019.
On November 15, 2019, star Jojo Zarur confirmed the renewal of season 3. This was followed by an official announcement by VH1 on December 9, 2019, where it announced the season’s premiere date, along with a promo featuring rappers Sukihana, Brisco, Hood Brat and waist trainer entrepreneur PreMadonna. ‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’ season 3 is slated to premiere on January 6, 2020, at 9/8c.
What is Love & Hip Hop: Miami about?
‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’ has the basic premise of being centered around the lives of people who are involved in the hip hop scene of the area. The reality show takes a look at their personal and professional struggles. Not only does it turn the focus towards rappers and singers, but socialites as well, to better capture the culture of music in Miami. Since Miami itself has a racially and economically diverse community, the show too reflects that through its characters.
However, music, especially hip hop, is not just about making art. It is about making a statement and inviting conversation about the oppression of certain sections of society. Hip hop has always been a counterculture to mainstream music, changing up how music itself was perceived in the world. ‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’ carries this entire burden of representation and it does not disappoint.
The show deals with issues of colorism and Eurocentrism within the Latin community, whose effects are not only evident in the daily lives of the people but also in the kind of music they make. The show also shows how racism works in subtler and more insidious forms within the industry as a light-skinned producer criticizes La Negra for her dark skin tone and her afro in one instance.
While these are the broader themes that dominate the episodes of the show, apart from the music itself, of course, the character of La Negra in some instances draws attention to more serious issues that are at stake. She is an Afro-Latina and thus faces the brunt of double marginalization within the mainstream music community. However, her fiery stance has shown the show’s decision to go in a more nuanced way of approaching such topics, as La Negra constantly encourages cultural conversations surrounding misogynoir within the industry.
Misogynoir is just another instance which shows that hip hop can help liberate you, or at least help you fight back against the kind of oppression that mainstream society often places on those on the fringes. For those unaware, misogynoir is the misogyny that is specifically directed towards dark-skinned women. This is another case where La Negra comes in doubly marginalized. Not only is she discriminated against for her mixed-race, but also for her skin color and gender. All she has on her side to fight against this systematic oppression is hip hop and she uses music to express herself fully.
While La Negra is the most outstanding character in terms of the social issues of the show and also because she became a breakout star after the show premiered, there are other characters who each deal with their sets of problems. Hip hop is ultimately stepping out of your comfort zone, embracing your quirks and holding them up proudly. The kind of music is supposed to cause discomfiture to those who are comfortable and force them to acknowledge the presence of these disruptive people.
‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’ does exactly that. It spreads love through its music, but makes it clear that hip hop is not just performance art, it is protest art as well and as far as cultures of protest go, the people who carry the torch of hip hop on this show each have their sets of problems where they are systematically oppressed and have thus turned to hip hop, for comfort, for inclusivity and to get their message out to the public.
In the upcoming season of ‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’, the show will continue on a similar vein as it keeps exploring the hip hop scene in the area and the struggle of these artists to let their art speak not only for themselves but the societies that they represent.
Love & Hip Hop: Miami Season 3 Trailer:
You can check out an official sneak peek from season 1 right here.
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