Growing up with a famous parent isn't easy, as the children often have to work hard to emerge from their parents' shadows and gain independence -- especially if they want entertainment careers of their own. "Growing Up Hip Hop" documents the lives of a tight-knit group of friends, most of whom have at least one parent who is famous. Angela Simmons, the daughter of Run-D.M.C.'s Rev Run, is a model and fashion designer; Romeo Miller has followed in the footsteps of his father, Master P, in becoming a musician; entrepreneur Damon "Boogie" Dash is the son of former record executive Damon Dash; singer Kristinia DeBarge, the daughter of James DeBarge, struggles to choose between family and fame; TJ Mizell, a DJ whose father was Run-D.M.C. member Jam Master Jay, views Angela as family since both of their dads were in Run-D.M.C.; and aspiring singer Egypt Criss gets her talent from both mom and dad -- Pepa from Salt-N-Pepa and Treach from Naughty by Nature.