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Oxygen To Develop Female-Themed Hip-Hop Series

Oxygen Media in August will profile the next generation of female emcees in its new docu-series Sisterhood of Hip Hop, the network announced Monday.

The series, executively produced by hip hop recording artist T.I., will debut Aug. 12 and will offer a behind the scenes look at the music several female hip hop artists trying to break into a music genre traditionally dominate by men.  

“The talented artists featured in Sisterhood of Hip Hop are vibrant characters that will resonate with Oxygen’s young, female viewers,” said Rod Aissa, senior vice president of original programming and development for Oxygen Media.  “The optimistic and empowering nature of the show is truly unique and we look forward to rooting for each woman’s success and giving fans the opportunity to follow along on their journey.”

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.