Several hip-hop blogs reported
yesterday that Aliyah Najm, Jacida Carter, H. Loraine Smith (pictured), the mothers of T-Pain, Lil Wayne and Ne-Yo, respectively, will be launching a talk show sometime next year on an unspecified network. Despite boasting an all-star roster of hip-hop matriarchs the show sounds boring as can be. According to Mama Pain: "Our vision is to be a premier talk show that delivers a creative and informative format that assists viewers in educating and solving challenging issues." And what could we call such a dull talk show? How's about Dinner Table Discussions
? Yep, sounds fun, don't it.
Dinner Table Discussions will begin sometime next year, and feature the three moms' takes on current events, interviews and responses to viewer-submitted issues and concerns. The only way I would ever watch this show would be if it turned out that all the "submissions" were actually problems their sons needed help with. There would be the "What do I do if I'm convicted on a gun charge and going to jail for a year?" episode, or the "Someone more powerful than me thinks that my favorite gimmick is corny, do I confront him?" episode. That I would watch.