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Delve into the history of hip hop with VH1's new doc

November 1, 2013Comments121 Views
Delve into the history of hip hop with VH1's new doc

Come February, you're going to see hip hop in a whole new light. That's because VH1 is in the process of producing a four-part documentary about the genre based on Steve Stout's book, "The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy." 

AllHipHop reported that "Cocaine Cowboys" director Billy Corben is already signed on to the project. In case you were wondering if the film will have a well-rounded or authentic perspective, interview subjects will include the likes of Dr. Dre, Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons.

According to Complex magazine, a press release promised that the film will "take viewers where they've never been before," like inside designer Tommy Hilfiger's car as he peruses Harlem streets looking for urban fashion inspiration, and down memory lane with Dre as he hears Eminem rap for the first time.

What monumental hip hop moment are you hoping makes it into the doc?

Tags: Hip Hop
November 1, 2013Comments121 Views