New DocuSeries "Fight the Power: How Hip-Hop Changed the World" Set to Premiere on PBS Next Week!
The impact that Hip-Hop has had on this country and its culture is undeniable. If you're lucky enough to be able to remember the early days of Hip-Hop then you'll know that, in its infancy, it wasn't well received by the masses but it had a chokehold on the country's youth. What some thought was a passing fad proved to be a permanent fixture that not only changed the way we listened to music but, the way we viewed the world.
In a new docuseries, PBS, is highlighting Hip-Hop and how it changed the world.
"FIGHT THE POWER: HOW HIP HOP CHANGED THE WORLD" is an incredible narrative of struggle, triumph and resistance that will be brought to life through the lens of an art form that has chronicled the emotions, experiences and expressions of Black and Brown communities: Hip Hop. In the aftermath of America's racial and political reckoning in 2020, the perspectives and stories shared in Hip Hop are key to understanding injustice in the U.S. over the last half-century. Authored by Public Enemy’s Chuck D, who famously labeled Hip Hop as “the Black CNN” for bringing the stories of the street to the mainstream, this story will include personal testimonies of the MCs, DJs, graffiti artists, filmmakers, politicians and opinion formers who created and shaped its direction as it grew from an underground movement in the Bronx to the most popular music genre in the U.S. and the fastest growing genre in the world today. Featuring interviews from A-list talent like Killer Mike, Will.i.am, Monie Love, Ice-T, Roxanne Shante, MC Lyte and many more, the series will paint a portrait of the unique relationship between Hip Hop and the political history of the U.S.
Check out the trailer:
We've had a chance to screen the first episode, "The Foundation" and we must say, it's both riveting and nostalgic. It's "Eyes on the Prize" for the Hip-Hop culture and one you can't miss. You can catch "Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World" when episode one premieres Tuesday, January 31, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.