RAP SH!T Adds New Song “BBW”, Performed by Series Main Characters Shawna & Mia, to RAP SH!T: The Mixtape (Soundtrack from the Max Original Series, S2 – Bonus Edition)

RAP SH!T: The Mixtape (Soundtrack from the Max Original Series, S2), a Vibrant, Star-Studded Mixtape Compiled by Raedio, Is Available on All Platforms

The Vibrant, Star-Studded Mixtape Compiled by Raedio, Is Available on All Platforms

Listen HERE, via Raedio/Def Jam

A Pivotal Song in the Story of the Series, “BBW” Was Written by Pardison Fontaine and Produced by DJ SwanQo and Galixee

Spanning 19 Tracks, Including Songs Performed in Character by Series Lead Characters Shawna & Mia, the RAP SH!T Season 2 Mixtape is a Love Letter to Rap’s Female Future

RAP SH!T Season 2 Premieres New Episodes Every Thursday, Only on Max

With each uproarious episode, RAP SH!T explores the day-to-day life of a rising rap star, documenting highs and lows and examining the modern music industry through a critical lens. Today, Raedio, the company behind the acclaimed RAP SH!T: The Mixtape (Soundtrack from the Max Original Series, S2), officially releases “BBW,” and written by WRITERS, a pivotal new song from the series, performed in character by Aida Osman and KaMillion as Shawna & Mia.  Written by hit songwriter Pardison Fontaine and produced by DJ SwanQo and Galixee, “BBW” is an empowering anthem that redefines the acronym to “bad b*tch working,” taking shots at broke boys and touting the insane work ethic it takes to succeed in the rap game. The song plays a pivotal role in the series’ second season, as Shawna and Mia continue on the rocky road to stardom. “BBW” appears on the brand new “Bonus Edition” of RAP SH!T: The Mixtape (Soundtrack from the Max Original Series, S2)available everywhere via Raedio/Def Jam Recordings.

Listen to “BBW” HERE
Listen to the Mixtape HERE

The RAP SH!T mixtape is a showcase for the breadth and diversity of talented women taking over the rap game in 2023. Compiled and released by Raedio, the “audio everywhere” company, the mixtape combines original music created for the series and performed by lead characters Shawna & Mia with brand new songs from some of the hottest and most original rappers around. Recently released singles include “No Panties,” a gleefully raunchy banger by Sexyy Red, and “He Can’t Reach,” a stuff-strutting cross-regional collab between NYC’s Maiya The Don and Dallas’s Enchanting. Overall, the album has a brash, party-positive atmosphere, with songs that take inspiration from many styles, with a particular emphasis on the sounds of Miami, where the show takes place.

Watch the “No Panties” video ft. Sexyy Red HERE

Raedio is committed to propelling the most culturally relevant series and projects and spotlighting not only emerging artists, but the contributors behind the scenes that make these amazing songs possible. The RAP SH!T Season 2 mixtape originated at Raedio’s popular writing camp series Camp Raedio at Noise Nest studios in Los Angeles, which brought in writers and producers from across the rap map to collaborate in unique combinations and let their creative juices flow. For the mixtape artwork, Raedio paid tribute to the classic cover of Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest, one of the few covers in history that highlights the creatives making magic behind the scenes. Raedio highlights the unique camp in a series of mini-docs, out now on Raedio’s YouTube channel, released as a companion to RAP SH!T Season 2 and its soundtrack.

Watch the Camp Raedio mini-docs HERE

Through the story of Shawna and Mia, RAP SH!T Season 2 explores the delicate balancing act that female rappers face: how can they achieve their commercial goals while still maintaining authenticity and continuing to have fun? The Season 2 Mixtape is full of songs by artists who are figuring out their own answers to that key question, as they mold the industry in their own image.

RAP SH!T premieres new episodes every Thursday, only on Max. Catch the season finale on December 21st.

Rap Sh!t: The Mixtape (Soundtrack from the Max Original Series, S2) Tracklist:

  1. On Site – Slimeroni & Aleza (Produced by Donut)
  2. Kick Rocks – Ben Reilly, Guapdad 4000, NCognita, Cam & China, Tim Gent, & Bryant Taylorr (Produced by WASEEL & Tundra)
  3. Call Me Daddy – Hoodbrat, A. Chic, TT the Artist (Produced by HitKidd)
  4. City 2 City – Cam & China (Produced by The Breed)
  5. No Panties – Sexyy Red (Produced by The Breed)
  6. He Can’t Reach – Maiya The Don & Enchanting (Produced by The Breed)
  7. No Time – Connie Diiamond, Hood Brat, & Lady London (Produced by Donut & Pliznaya)
  8. Lackin – Rico Nasty, NCognita, & Simon Said. (Produced by Thaddeus, Nathan Butts & Tundra)
  9. Want No Beef – Omeretta the Great, Enchanting & A.Chic (Produced by Bankroll Got It)
  10. Goin On A Drill – O.G. Kurb (Produced by Nathan Butts)
  11. Suicide Mission – Lord AK (Produced by Danja and Gima)
  12. Run It Up – Enchanting & Kaliii (Produced by Bankroll Got It)
  13. Make U Hate It – ThankGod4Cody (Produced by  Chris Calor & E Cashh)
  14. Outside – Tim Gent, Bryant Taylorr (Produced by WASEEL & Gwapmane)
  15. Ballin’ Up – Teamarrr ft. femdot. (Produced by BeWill & Icy Beats)
  16. Fish & Grits – Ben Reilly, Bryant Taylorr, Tim Gent, Cam & China (Produced by WASEEL & Tundra)
  17. Mud – Cozz, South Side Yoko, & Guapdad 4000 (Produced by Thaddeus Dixon & Tundra)
  18. Tongue (Remix) – Reina Reign, Shawna, & Mia (Produced by Earl On The Beat & Needlz)
  19. We Live – Rico Nasty & Cleotrapa (Produced by The Breed & Bankroll Got It)
  20. BBW – Shawna & Mia (produced by DJ SwanQo & Galixee)


For information about the RAP SH!T Soundtrack, please contact:
Michelle McDevitt, Audible Treats
Destiny Riley, Audible Treats

For information about RAP SH!T, the Max Original Series, please contact:
Arianne Antonio, Berk Communications

For information relating to Def Jam, please contact:
Lauren Ceradini, Def Jam

The Background:

About RAP SH!T Season 2:
From Emmy®-nominated executive producer Issa Rae, this comedy series follows two estranged friends, Shawna and Mia, who reunite to form a rap group. Joined by promoter/manager Chastity and aspiring producer Lamont, they attempt to make their mark on the music industry without compromising who they are.

In Season 2, as Shawna and Mia slowly rise to fame, they’re faced with the balancing act of maintaining their authenticity and the pressure to conform to industry standards – all while continuing to navigate their personal struggles outside of music.

About Rap Sh!t: The Mixtape (Soundtrack from the Max Original Series, S2):
Rap Sh!t: The Mixtape (Soundtrack from the Max Original Series, S2) is more than a soundtrack, it’s a soundboard for the talent, power, and diversity of female rap.  From the polarizing tone of genre bending Rico Nasty to the cerebral bars of NCognita and the unmatched energy of artists like Sexyy Red, Kaliii, Enchanting, and Maiya The Don. Compiled and released by Raedio, in partnership with Def Jam Recordings, the mixtape shows the immense impact of female rappers today and across history, while intersecting with the Max series’s themes about working hard while staying true to oneself.

About Raedio:
Launched in 2019, Raedio serves artists and creators at the highest level as an audio everywhere company. Raedio extends a platform across media through its music label, publishing, music supervision, music library, podcasts, digital content, and events divisions. We pride ourselves in being in all audio businesses, developing culturally relevant, high quality music & audio content.

With the ethos of creating opportunities to support talent and build community, Raedio is the home to a dynamic roster of talent. Operating with a forward thinking & holistic approach, Raedio finds unique ways to align music and audio with film and television projects, commercials, podcasts, brands, and beyond.
Through its parent company HOORAE and sister company ColorCreative, there is a direct pipeline to film and tv development, digital content, and multi-hyphenate talent across entertainment. The Raedio ecosystem is uniquely positioned to create 360 degree integration across its multiple platforms & services.

About Sexyy Red:
With explicit lyricism reminiscent of Trina, the raw storytelling of Boosie Badazz and Webbie, and Chief Keef’s rugged authenticity, Sexyy Red’s raunchy, in-your-face style taps into a strain of hilarious and animated rap the game has been missing since the heyday of Gucci Mane. But don’t get it twisted – as the main creative force of her own songs, lyrics, and videos, her music is only ever 100% Sexyy.

Sexyy Red has made Summer 2023 a #SexyySummer, with her Billboard Hot 100 hit “Pound Town 2” and her acclaimed album Hood Hottest Princess. The Tay Keith-produced “Pound Town,” has spent multiple weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, reached the Top 10 on Urban Radio, and its Nicki Minaj-featuring remix “Pound Town 2,” earned a GOLD certification from the RIAA. Together, all versions of “Pound Town” have racked up over 50 million global streams. Home to other hits like “SkeeYee,” a viral anthem praised by Drake and currently charting on Apple Music’s All-Genre singles charts, Hood Hottest Princess is climbing the Billboard 200, where it reached a peak of #75, and Apple Music’s charts, where it has peaked at #6 on the Hip-Hop albums chart and #16 overall.

This is just the start of a thrilling career for Sexyy Red, who called every shot she made since high school — including the success of her latest single. Don’t try to predict where she’s going next; Sexyy Red will tell you herself.

About Def Jam:
For 40 years and counting, Def Jam Recordings has been synonymous with hip-hop music, and has been home to the boundary-breaking artists who define the sound, style and impact of hip-hop culture worldwide. Today, Def Jam is a global multimedia brand, built on daring creativity, authenticity, and an unwavering commitment to quality which extends from marquee artists to new signings to its global expansion into the UK, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and beyond. Worldwide, Def Jam is the most recognizable brand in hip-hop. Def Jam Recordings is a division of Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment.

Critical Praise for RAP SH!T (Soundtrack: From The Max Original Series, S1):

“Issa Rae’s newest show, Rap Sh!t, which premiered Thursday on HBO Max, is already taking the summer by storm with a gripping storyline, compelling characters, and, of course, a killer soundtrack” – Esquire

“Once the premise is established, the show gets to work on what sets it apart: digging in the weeds of the rap world, from its commentary on streaming success to the Southern-rap soundtrack and thoughtful original songs.” – Pitchfork

“The show has an awesome soundtrack.” – Buzzfeed

“…its vibrant hip-hop soundtrack full of old hits and original tracks kept the buzz going” – PopSugar

“…the HBO Max series’ soundtrack takes on a life of its own” – Bustle

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“BBW” (Performed by Shauna & Mia): https://raedio.fanlink.to/BBW

Rap Sh!t: The Mixtape (Soundtrack from the Max Original Series, S2)https://raedio.fanlink.to/rapshitthemixtape

“He Can’t Reach” ft. Maiya The Don & Enchanting: https://raedio.fanlink.to/hecantreach

“No Panties” ft. Sexyy Red: https://raedio.fanlink.to/nopanties

RAP SH!T (Soundtrack: From The Max Original Series, S1)https://raedio.lnk.to/rapSh!t