*(New York, New York) – VH1 announced today Love and hip-hop: from lineage to heritagea two-part special event celebrating black history and African descent, will premiere Monday, February 7, 2022 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. For the first time ever, cast members from powerhouse franchises love and hip hop and Black Ink Crew will meet with the host Dometi Pongo (MTV News) in this thought-provoking special that will examine the harmful effects of slavery and challenge stereotypes about black culture, while celebrating the rich history, music, crafts, style, dance and food of Africa.
From lineage to inheritance unite love and hip hopit is Remy Ma, Papoose, Yandy Smith-Harris, Rich Dollaz, Tokyo Vanity, Paris Phillips, Karlie Redd and Mom Dee with a DNA identity expert Dr. Gina Paige, co-founder of AfricanAncestry.com, like they pass the only DNA test designed to reveal their African ethnicity and country of origin. To further commemorate and celebrate this defining life experience, Black Ink Crew cast members VSEmanuel, Katrina ‘Kat Tat’ Jackson and Krystal Kill_lustrator will design tattoos inspired by the love and hip hop caste’s ancestral history, linking them forever to their lineage.
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VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: From Lineage to Legacy is produced by Mona Scott-Young, Stephanie R. Gayle, Michael Lang and Andrew Huang for Monami Productions. Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin and Phakiso Collins are executive producers for VH1.
About Dr. Gina Paige and AfricanAncestry.com
Founded in 2003 by Dr. Rick Kittles and Dr. Gina Paige, African Ancestry is the world leader in tracing maternal and paternal lines of African ancestry, having helped over 750,000 people reconnect with the roots of their family tree. With the industry’s largest and most comprehensive database of over 30,000 native African DNA samples, African Ancestry determines specific countries and specific ethnic groups of origin with a level of detail, accuracy and unparalleled confidence. African Ancestry is committed to providing a unique service to the Black community by working daily to improve the cultural, emotional, physical, spiritual and economic well-being of people in the African Diaspora. Paige holds a degree in economics from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Michigan School of Business. She received an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from Global University Oved Dei Seminary.
MTV Entertainment Group
MTV Entertainment Group reaches more than 1.4 billion young people worldwide through streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social media followers, making it one of the leading companies media for young people in the world. Connecting with its audience through nine iconic brands, including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, films and documentaries.
Monami Productions, a black women-owned production company led by the company’s founder and CEO, Mona Scott-Young, offers a diverse lineup of scripted and unscripted projects, representing a wide range of stories and experiences that appeal to a global audience. Monami Productions is a division of Monami Entertainment, Scott-Young’s lifestyle and entertainment company specializing in talent management and brand development.
source: Greer Johnson-Taylor Communications Group