DRIP DROPS of HIP-HOP from CHATTANOOGA
By Sammy Lowdermilk
A few weeks ago we interviewed YM and he mentioned a meeting with Nick Cannon about a show on Nickelodeon. Well, guess what? It's now a reality! Chattanooga's 12-year old rising star will be on the new Nickelodeon show, NCREDIBLE KIDS! We spoke with YM's mother and Chattanooga rapper/singer/creative, Dameka Rochelle, about this opportunity and their weekend visit with Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey!
What is the premise of the show?
The show will be about 5 boys joining as a new modern day group similar to the Jackson 5. They are going to be doing bootcamp activities, viral challenges and music while being under one roof showing the ins and outs of becoming one group.
How did Nick Cannon find YM or how was that connection made?
Nick Cannon discovered YM on Instagram. Some of our combined supporters went to Nick Cannon's page and tagged YM'S name as he was looking for the next big star.
What was the trip to California like?
The trip was AMAZING Nick Cannon flew us out took care of everything and placed us in a nice hotel right in Beverly Hills. The most exciting part after the meeting of course was going to Nick and Mariah Carey's kids surprise party . Meeting and icon was so dope. Neyo was there as well as Big Boi .Very beautiful and humble beings.
When does filming start and when is an estimated debut of the show?
Filming is scheduled to take place between June /July. It will last for about 2 months. We don't have details on the debut of the show as of now but there are more big surprises coming along the way.
How do you anticipate YM's life to change and will he have to be out in California?
I expect YM'S life to completely be far from normal at the age of 12. He already broke a record not to mention soon to be on Nickelodeon. I think we will all be excited to see how far YM will truly go. Nick Cannon co signed said that YM was definitely a STAR I think we should all be aware the light YM carries. YM will be in Hollywood off and on with plans of eventually having to move to California. Every kid that is currently in the group are all from California. YM beat the odds by being the only kid from the south. Proud of YM.
Check out our previous interview with YM:
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