Stars of Vh1’s hit reality show love & hip hop, will go on a unique, introspective journey about their ancestry on a special edition for the upcoming Black History Month. Love & Hip Hop: Lineage to Legacy will give reality stars from both Love & Hip Hop and Black Ink Crew the opportunity to delve deeper into their heritage and lineage, with a little help from DNA testing and analysis.
A show that will be Hosted by True Life: Crime host Dometi Pongo, this thought-provoking 2-part special will examine the harsh lasting effects of chattel slavery and challenge stereotypical views of Black culture while celebrating Africa’s rich history.
From the music and craftsmanship to the style, dance, and food, the reality veterans will learn how where African’s came from has influenced and impacted who we are today.
DNA test designed to reveal the ethnic group, Country and Origin and also Lineage of Love & Hip Hop’s fan favorites, Remy Ma, Papoose, Yandy Smith-Harris, Rich Dollaz, Tokyo Vanity, Paris Phillips, Karlie Redd, Momma Dee, and Black Ink tattoo artists Caesar, Katt Tatt, and Chrissy with DNA Identity Expert Dr. Gina Paige, co-founder of AfricanAncestry.com,
African Ancestry is the world leader in tracing maternal and paternal lineages of African descent. Founded in 2003 by Dr. Rick Kittles and Dr. Gina Paige, the service has helped over 750,000 people reconnect with their roots and discover unknown parts of their heritage.
With the industry’s largest and most comprehensive database of over 30,000 indigenous African DNA samples, African Ancestry is able to determine specific countries and ethnic groups of origin with an unrivaled level of detail, accuracy, and confidence.
Love & Hip Hop: Lineage to Legacy premieres on February 7, with its second episode airing the following week on February 14.