Rapper

Season 6 Ep 1

Nile comes from a musical family in Minneapolis. His father wrote the '80s hit, "Funkytown." His mother worked with Dolly Parton. But Nile likes hip-hop and wants to be taken seriously as a rapper. His friends and family joke about the idea of Nile attempting to rap. But laugh no more, Nile is about to meet his coach and become MADE into a rapper!Freestyle rapper C-Rayz Walz introduces himself to Nile as his MADE coach. The tall urban rapper and small suburban Nile present a contrast worth a stare or two. C-Rayz gives Nile the stage name, "Blizzard." Ugh. Nile hates it but gets used to it.After Nile gets booed performing a battle rap at his school with a notebook in-hand, C-Rayz takes him to a grocery store to rap about fruit. This is embarrassing but it builds Nile's ability to rap on-the-spot about anything.Nile's father questions C-Rayz's credibility since he doesn't have gold records. But after seeing Nile improving, he gives 'ol coach the benefit of the doubt.Nile doesn't like everything that he's instructed to do, like practicing his mantra in the mirror--repeating the name, "Blizzard." The real confidence test comes at Edison High, an urban school where people take rap seriously. Nile is invited to rap but chickens out.The next destination: New York. C-Rayz introduces Nile to Wu-Tang's Ghostface Killah, who asks Nile to rap in the studio booth. The rhyme is laughable, but Ghostface shares advice and gives him a jacket to look the part. On the streets of Harlem in his new jacket, Nile loses a battle to 9 year-old female rapper, P-Star. But things get better.After jamming at a concert with date Katie, Nile gets to meet Snoop Dogg and The Game backstage. The Game listens to Nile freestyle and gives him props. Nile is excited to go to C-Rayz's neighborhood, The Bronx. He loves New York, but it's time to apply what he's learned in Minneapolis.Back home with newfound confidence, Nile battles at his high school again--the same place where he was booed before. He loses to a rapper from Edison High, but does better against the next rapper and gets applause from the audience!Finally, Nile raps on-stage at a club with C-Rayz in front of his parents. His father, once skeptical, is glowing with pride. Nile has been MADE!

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