Rags To Riches show debuts on VH1
Akon and Nick Cannon star in VH1′s Rags To Riches
New VH1 series Rags To Riches sounds like what MTV’s Cribs should have been – not only a look at the dizzying success of an artist, but also the struggles they went through to actually get there.
The show kicks off with Akon, who takes viewers for the first time through the streets of Newark, New Jersey to expose his troublesome past and to provide a glimpse of where it all started.
Nick Cannon features in the next episode, which exposes his personal account of early struggles and humble beginnings. Nick takes viewers on an exclusive tour through the streets of South East San Diego, where he grew up, and introduces them to the people who helped him realize his stardom.
Each episode culminates with the ultimate give-back, as Akon and Nick reward a well-deserved member of their own community.
Rags To Riches: Akon and Rags To Riches: Nick Cannon is produced and directed by Academy Award nominee Lauren Lazin, whose first feature film Tupac: Resurrection was nominated for a 2005 Academy Award.
The show premieres Monday, February 4, starting with Akon’s episode at 10:00 PM EST followed by Nick Cannon’s at 10:30pm.