Fight the Power: How Hip-Hop Changed the World by Chuck D
From Public Enemy to J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar, hip-hop and rap culture has a long history of speaking truth to power, so who is better to tell its story than legendary Chuck D?
Titled Fight the Power: How Hip-Hop Changed the World examines how hip-hop/rap music became a cultural phenomenon, with insight from some of the rap scene’s biggest stars. The four-part series starts on Saturday 21st January and all episodes are free to watch on BBC iPlayer.
Using a combination of interviews and archival footage, this hard-hitting, head-nodding documentary series explores where rap came from, how the crack epidemic led to the formulation of groups such as NWA, the ways it dealt with accusations of promoting violence and misogyny, and explores how the industry has used its voice and power to fight for change in the 21st century.
he docuseries features cameos from Eminem, Ice-T, KRS-One, LL Cool J, DMC and other hip-hop icons. It also features figures from the wider cultural scene such as Rev Al Sharpton, activist Dr Rosa Alicia Clemente, and co-founder of BLM of Greater New York, Walter “Hawk” Newsome.
In the first segment that was surfaced on the internet, Eminem says: “I know rappers were always getting attacked by politicians though, a lot of it was to push the buttons regardless and for you to take a lot of these lyrics seriously, is like, you are a f–king idiot.”
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