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Hip Hop Evolution

Hip Hop Evolution

2016
1 Season
 14+
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Rapper Shad travels to the Bronx and Harlem to talk with hip hop's originators and biggest stars tracing the music's development and influences from the underground to the global phenomenon it is today.
Documentary, Music

  • 14+
  • Language
  • Mature Themes

Episodes

  • Episode 1

    1. Episode 1

    MCs, inspired by African American oral traditions, create the modern template for rap music.

    48m 14s

  • Episode 2

    2. Episode 2

    R&B veterans see the genre's commercial potential and create Hip-Hop's first hit, "Rapper's Delight."

    46m 0s

  • Episode 3

    3. Episode 3

    Run-DMC ushers in a new era of Hip-Hop and Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin build Hip-Hop's first empire, Def Jam.

    48m 40s

  • Episode 4

    4. Episode 4

    Ice-T uses Hip-Hop to reflect the violence of Los Angeles and inspires a new form of Hip-Hop: Gangsta Rap.

    46m 26s

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