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the new unscripted series by issa rae premieres august 19 on hbo max. here's everything you need to know.

meet the cast of
sweet life:
los angeles

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Sweet Life: Los Angeles follows a longtime group of friends in their mid-20s as they come of age in South Los Angeles, navigating quarter-life chaos and professional success.

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amanda scott, 25

The Inglewood native is laying the foundation to start her own PR company, where she can spread the word about Black culture and entrepreneurship in South LA. As a real estate investor, Amanda has plans to "Buy Black the Block" and purchase 100 properties in Black communities. 

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cheryl des vignes, 26

A Watts native, Cheryl is an artist and fashion designer taking the things she's learned from working for well-known fashion labels to start her own sustainable, body-positive clothing brand.

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jerrold smith ii, 25

A marketing specialist, Jerrold is a former Division-1 UCLA basketball athlete who has appeared in campaigns for brands like Nike and Adidas, along with publications like ESPN and Sports Illustrated. Jerrold created and hosts Basketball Adjacent, a podcast that amplifies stories about life after sports.

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jordan bentley, 24

CEO of streetwear brand Hypland®, one of the fastest-grown streetwear brands owned by a Black man, Jordan hopes that growing the company he started as a teen into a multimillion-dollar corporation shows young people it's possible to parlay hobbies into entrepreneurship.

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p'jae compton, 27

South Central native P'jae works in music as co-owner and artist manager of the new record label, Lost Sound. He has also dipped his toes into social media marketing, fashion, and modeling, and in 2019 was awarded as Community Hero by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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tylynn burns, 26

Tylynn is an LA native and the founder of House Party Creative, an event series agency. Fulfilling her passion for uniting people and creating unique experiences, Tylynn curates spaces for Black and Brown creatives and influencers to connect.

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