Cast of "Growing Up Hip Hop" with moderator and radio personality Ebony Steele, center (Photos by Terry Shropshire for Atlanta Daily World and Real Times Media).

Cast of “Growing Up Hip Hop” with moderator and radio personality Ebony Steele, center (Photos by Terry Shropshire for Atlanta Daily World and Real Times Media).

Meet the princes and princesses of the hip hop world on WE tv’s new dynamic docu-series “Growing Up Hip Hop,” which illuminates the triumphs and tribulations of six privileged musical offspring living up to their legendary lineage — all while trying to sculpt an existence outside of the shadows of their ultra-successful and iconic parents.

(l-r) Moderator Ebony Steele, Angela Simmons, TJ Mizell and Romeo Miller.

(l-r) Moderator Ebony Steele, Angela Simmons, TJ Mizell and Romeo Miller.

“Growing Up Hip Hop” makes its world premiere Thursday Jan 7th at 10pm ET/PT. Raised by hip hop legends, Angela Simmons, Romeo Miller, Damon “Boogie” Dash, Kristinia DeBarge, TJ Mizell and Egypt Criss work hard to gain independence and step out of their famous parents’ shadows.

Damon "Boogie" Dash, left, Kristinia DeBarge and Egypt Criss.

Damon “Boogie” Dash, left, Kristinia DeBarge and Egypt Criss.

With their love and work lives intertwined, each member of this this tight-knit group is facing a surprising challenge that will test their loyalties within the group and even relationships with their own mothers and fathers.

The season begins as this tight-knit group of twenty something’s gear up for a week of high profile parties and events. While together in New York City they attend the opening of “Boogie’s” art gallery, but with the seasoned hip hop legends in attendance, casual conversation turns into an intense old school lesson. TJ celebrates his 24th birthday with an exclusive party, but Angela is forced to leave suddenly when a suspicious fan in the crowd gets a little too close for comfort. Kristinia and TJ are confirmed to perform at the debut showcase of Angela’s new faux fur fashion line; but when personal issues involving Kristinia’s estranged father arise, will it ruin the evening?

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Let’s learn a little bit (or refresh your memory) about the cast of “Growing Up Hip Hop”:

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