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'Black Ink Crew: Compton' Season 2: 5 things you need to know about VH1 reality show

Following the pandemic shutdown and societal unrest created by systemic racism, KP begins this new season with a clear goal for himself
Danny Kilpatrick ( Instagram @iamcompton)
Danny Kilpatrick ( Instagram @iamcompton)

The American reality television series ‘Black Ink Crew: Compton' Season 2 is back.  It's a Black Ink Crew spin-off located in Compton. It follows the everyday operations and crew drama at IAM Compton, a tattoo business owned and run by African Americans in Compton, California. Danny 'KP' Kirkpatrick and his team aren't only running a company; they're also redefining the way the rest of the world perceives their town. The squad has returned to action, with KP attempting to raise his community and restore his status as the crew's leader.

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When does ‘Black Ink Crew: Compton Season 2’ release and where can you watch it?

The second season of 'Black Ink Crew Compton' will premiere on VH1 on February 21 at 9.00 pm EST.

What is 'Black Ink Crew: Compton' Season 2 all about?

Following the pandemic shutdown and societal unrest created by systemic racism, KP, the owner of InkArtMusic, begins this new season with a clear goal for himself. He is determined to capitalize on the opportunity that has been provided to him and start a movement in the city via the art of tattooing that celebrates the community's ability, passion, and rich culture. After the success of "Happy Ice" on Melrose, Lemeir plans to start a second food truck company, as well as bring a new addition to his growing family with his fiancée Danielle. After a rough start with KP and his IAM Compton business, his enthusiasm for tattooing has taken a back place as his personal life has grown. Nessie has returned, and her voice is as powerful as ever.

After a near-death experience, Ink Drippin' has refocused his energies on his family and turned to holistic medicine to put the parts of himself back together. Vudu Dahl is a talent outlier in the tattoo industry, unlike any other artist on the IAM team. She used her skills elsewhere in the meanwhile when the IAM store was put on hold. Alana returns this season with a fresh perspective. Tim, KP's dedicated cousin, is determined to help KP realize his goal for the business, as he lives and breathes the IAM Compton brand and would go to any length to preserve it.KP hires Star to deal with the erratic artists and to take advantage of her connections in LA and the tattoo industry.

Who stars on 'Black Ink Crew: Compton' Season 2?


KP emerged from the streets of Compton to become a well-known tattoo artist and rapper, but instead of establishing himself in Hollywood, he came home and established IAM Compton, the city's first tattoo shop. 

Nessie Blaze, Ink Drippin', Lemeir Mitchell, and Vudu Dahl are among the other tattoo artists featured in the episode. Danielle, Mitchell's girlfriend, Barbie, the stylish receptionist, and Tim Simmons, Kirkpatrick's cousin who acts as the shop's manager, are all recurring characters.


Who are the showrunners?

'Black Ink Crew: Compton' from MTV Entertainment Studios is executive produced by Daniel Blau Rogge, Phakiso Collins, Treiva Williams, Maricarmen Lopez and Davis Reidpath.