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"Love & Hip Hop" is the 1st episode of Love & Hip Hop: New York season one, and the 1st episode overall. It first aired on March 6, 2011 to 1.93 million viewers.


Short synopsis[]

Rapper Somaya Reece arrives in NY. Emily contemplates her relationship with rapper Fabolous. Chrissy discovers that her boyfriend Jim Jones is collaborating with Somaya. Chrissy and Somaya clash at an NBA draft party.



In order of appearance:

Onscreen title
Chrissy Rapper Jim Jones' girlfriend
Emily Rapper Fabolous' girlfriend
Olivia R&B singer
Jim Jones Rapper
Somaya Rapper
Mashonda N/A

Guest stars[]

  • Somaya's producer Cito On The Beat appears and is included in the end credits along with the additional cast, however he is uncredited onscreen.
  • P. Diddy, Fabolous, Cam'ron, Lil Scrappy, 50 Cent and Shay Johnson appear in archival clips from the hip-hop music videos Jim Jones' "We Fly High", 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" and Fabolous' "Baby Don't Go". Swiss Beatz and Alicia Keys appear in still photographs.


Music from the cast[]

Artist Song
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Somaya Reece "Dale Mami"
  • The music video for Somaya's song "Ohh Baby Baby" is shown briefly during Somaya's introduction. Although it was apparently released as a single at some point, it appears to be unavailable commercially right now.


The following were released on in conjunction with the episode.

Bonus scenes[]

  • Bonus scene (02:00) – deleted scene with Somaya and Cito (credited as Somaya's music producer) in the studio discussing Jim and working on the track "Would You Still Love Me".


  • This is the first episode featuring Chrissy, Olivia, Emily, Jim Jones, Somaya and Mashonda.