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Growing Up Hip Hop Season 3 cast: Meet Angela Simmons and the rest of the crew

Angela Simmons talking to the camera on Growing Up Hip Hop
Angela Simmons, one of the cast members of Season 3 of Growing Up Hip Hop on WE tv

Growing Up Hip Hop is back for Season 3, and while there’s no big changes to the cast here’s a run-down of who’s taking part.

The only big change is that Vanessa Simmons has moved from a supporting cast member to a main cast member.

But for newbies, here are those taking part — all offspring of hip-hop royalty.

Romeo Miller

Romeo Miller
Romeo, formerly Lil’ Romeo, is the son of hip-hop legend and all-round entrepreneur Master P.

Romeo is both a musician and an actor and is poised to take the helm of the music empire built by his dad — unless, of course, he gets waylaid along the way.

Angela, below, is one of his closest friends and allies, who he often confides in and asks for advice.

Angela Simmons

Angela Simmons
Angela, 29, is the daughter of Run-D.M.C legend Rev. Run (Joseph Simmons) and the niece of Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons.

Angela has her own fashion line, Foofi & Bella, and is also a model and general woman about town, with a huge social media following (she has nearly 5 million followers on Instagram!).

Her big aim in life is to make it on her own two feet, without her father’s big cash pile behind her. She gave birth to son Sutton Joseph in October 2016.

Kristina DeBarge

Kristinia DeBarge
Singer/songwriter Kristina, 27, is the daughter of James DeBarge, from 70s and 80s hit family group DeBarge.

He spent three years in prison from 2012 to 2015 on assault with a deadly weapon and drugs charges.

Damon ‘Boogie’ Dash

Damon 'Boogie' Dash
Boogie, 25, is the son of his namesake Damon Dash, all-round media mogul and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records.

Boogie is an entrepreneur and has his fingers in may pies, after co-founding an art gallery, record label — and even a cookie company.

Egypt Criss

Egypt Criss
Egypt, 18, is the daughter of Sandra “Pepa” Denton from hit 80s and 90s group Salt-N-Pepa. The group make a cameo in this season of Growing Up Hip Hop.

Egypt’s dad is rap legend Treach from Naughty By Nature. Like her parents, Egypt is pursuing a career in music.

Vanessa Simmons

Vanessa Simmons
The newest full-time addition to the Growing Up Hip Hop line-up, Vanessa is Angela’s sister, and the Rev. Run’s oldest daughter.

Alongside them, she previously appeared on MTV show Run’s House about their family. She has also had several other TV roles including as a host and judge on Lifetime’s Project Runway: Threads.

TJ Mizell

TJ Mizell
TJ is the son of lat Run-D.M.C. legend Jam Master J, and, like his dad, makes his living in music as a DJ.

He works at events across the globe, but back home is always keen to try and find out more about hid dad’s unsolved and tragic murder.

Briana Latrise

Briana Latrise

Briana is the daughter of label executive Martin “Kendu” Isaacs, Mary J Blige’s ex, making her the star’s step-daughter.

She became an advocate for domestic abuse victims after experiencing abuse herself.

Also check out these interviews with Damon Dash…

And Master P, who both make regular appearances.

Growing Up Hip Hop airs Thursdays at 9/8c on WE tv. 

Julian is the editor of Monsters & Critics. He has worked as a journalist for more than ten years, previously as an editor at the... read more
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