Itty Bitty Diddy
They’re now giving reality shows to children. Or, at least Ludacris hopes so. He’s pitching networks nine-year-old hip-hop artist Big Korey, who, according to this YouTube clip —from when he was mixing tracks in Jazze Pha’s studio at the age of seven — wants to make beats, model, play basketball and football, and stay on the honor roll.
What would the nine-year-old be doing on the show? Why, launching his own record label. (Hey, you have to start early or risk obsolescence, like those over-the-hill has-beens Lil’ Romeo and Bow Wow.) PopWatch editor Gary Susman is looking forward to meeting the talent Big Korey, who’s worked with Jermaine Dupri and Dallas Austin, will sign and mentor: “You think rap is about puerility and selfishness now, wait til it’s made by children. You think rap is misogynistic now, wait til it’s made by boys who think girls are yucky and have cooties.” As for me, I can’t wait to see the hopefuls’ faces when they realize they’re trying to impress a tween. That’s good TV, folks. Right?