The first show of the 6th season of Made is about Nile, a white Jewish nerd who is a sophomore at one of the best schools in Minneapolis and is totally picked on. Also, his father has a gold record for having written the disco hit 'Funkytown'. Nile is trying to find his niche in life and has tried all sorts of sports and hobbies and has failed at them all. Suffice to say he lacks any sort of confidence.
We meet his Made coach, who has a name I can't pronouce, forgive me if I spell it incorrectly, C Rayz Walz. He and Nile are definitely from 2 different worlds.
I have to admit I was a bit disappointed in Nile for the first half hour, because his biggest problem is lack of any kind of self confidence and he does not see the reason for doing or trying to do any of the exercises that C Rayz is giving him. The reason for the exercises is to get yourself out of your box, your safe zone and to stretch yourself and grow. At one point I just wanted to go and yell at him and tell him that he is wasting a golden opportunity, that it didn't matter if he failed what mattered is that he tried. On top of that he was a miserable rapper.
I thought that his mom was cute and loved it when she asked C Rayz about his criminal past. She was just being a good concerned parent and she embarassed her kid at the same time, wow a twofer. Go mom. Even Nile's father turned around and ended up supporting him. I think Nile's dad is like a lot of parents, they want their kids to excell at things but really don't know how to motivate them correctly.
I thought that Nile was getting alot of freebies and meeting alot of celebrities but I didn't see him working very hard, that and his attitude made me think that this was not going to end well. I was surprised to see that he did well at a rap contest and he performed well at his own show. He had been practicing and we had not seen it. What was great was to see his confidence just shine through at the end.
MTV is doing a Life After Made segment and I will check that out and see what it says.