Issa Rae

"I consider Awkward Black Girl as my mixtape and Insecure my first album... So with this one, there is pressure, but I'm really excited about it. I hope that people have an open mind—it's such a fun show." - Issa Rae describing her experience developing the new HBO Max series, "Rap Sh!t" to Harper's BAZAAR

“It has been amazing to watch Issa shatter ceilings with her incredible sensibility to storytelling and her astounding achievements in the industry. We have been admirers of her work from the early days and salute her for remaining authentic and never forgetting the importance of elevating the next generation of emerging artists.” -Nicole Friday, ABFF president and festival producer

Even the book is now closed on Insecure the glow up for Issa Rae continues. Her Raedio platform has partnered with Google to honor women of color in audio.

The three main male stars of 'Sweet Life: Los Angeles'—P’Jae Compton, Jerrold Smith II, and Jordan Bentley—are all in different phases of their life and career and somehow the show still manages to be more about them as men.

In addition to her many, many other projects, Issa Rae will be starring in The Photograph alongside LaKeith Stanfield. Due on Valentine’s Day, Rae and Stanfield play two people (Mae and Michael) who quickly fall in love after meeting. Unfortunately, because of her late mom, Mae’s got some reservations about pursuing a relationship. Here’s a […]

Between her big screen roles, working on the next season of Insecure, and filming star-studded episodes of A Sip, Issa Rae stays busy. Now, the actress-writer-director-producer is all set to debut a new show on HBO Max. #AnotherOne. “Rap Sh*t, an original scripted series produced by @IssaRae exploring the music business in Miami through the […]

The Bronx rapper will receive nods for 'Video of the Year' and 'Album of the Year," alongside Drake and Beyonce.