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Hip-Hop Evolution 

TV-MA | | Documentary, Music | TV Series (2016– )
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MC and journalist Shad Kabango meets with Hip-Hop's biggest stars to retrace how Hip-Hop became the world's most popular music, but realizes that Hip-Hop's true legacy is something much more profound.
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Series cast summary:
Shad Shad ...  Self - Presenter 8 episodes, 2016-2018
LL Cool J ...  Self 4 episodes, 2016
Alonzo Williams ...  Self 4 episodes, 2016
Melle Mel ...  Self 3 episodes, 2016
Grandmaster Caz Grandmaster Caz ...  Self 3 episodes, 2016
DJ Jazzy Jay DJ Jazzy Jay ...  Self 3 episodes, 2016
Kurtis Blow ...  Self 3 episodes, 2016
Kool Moe Dee Kool Moe Dee ...  Self 3 episodes, 2016
Russell Simmons ...  Self 3 episodes, 2016
Darryl McDaniels ...  Self 3 episodes, 2016
Dan Charnas Dan Charnas ...  Self 3 episodes, 2016
Kevin Powell Kevin Powell ...  Self 3 episodes, 2016
Nelson George ...  Self 3 episodes, 2016
Big Daddy Kane ...  Self 3 episodes, 2016
Kool Herc ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016
Afrika Bambaataa ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016
Grandmaster Flash ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016
DJ Disco Wiz DJ Disco Wiz ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016
Grandmixer Dxt Grandmixer Dxt ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016
Grand Wizard Theodore Grand Wizard Theodore ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016
D.J. Hollywood D.J. Hollywood ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016
Fab 5 Freddy ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016
Sugarhill Gang ...  Themselves 2 episodes, 2016
Joe Conzo Joe Conzo ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016
Coke La Rock Coke La Rock ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016
Chuck D ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016-2018
Cheo Hodari Coker ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016-2018
DJ Premier DJ Premier ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016-2018
Tim Langton Tim Langton ...  (Additional voice talent) / ... 2 episodes, 2016-2018
Marley Marl Marley Marl ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016-2018
Faith Newman ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016-2018
Prince Paul ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016-2018
Roxanne Shanté ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016-2018
Sal Abbatiello Sal Abbatiello ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016
Bill Adler Bill Adler ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016
Claire Armstrong ...  Newscaster 2 episodes, 2016
Ice Cube ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016
Ice-T ...  Self 2 episodes, 2016
Phil Liberbaum Phil Liberbaum ...  Newscaster 2 episodes, 2016
Sean 'Diddy' Combs ...  Self 2 episodes, 2018-2019
Lil' Cease Lil' Cease ...  Self 2 episodes, 2018-2019
Lil' Kim ...  Self 2 episodes, 2018-2019
Q-Tip ...  Self 2 episodes, 2018
Busta Rhymes ...  Self 2 episodes, 2018
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Storyline

Critically acclaimed MC and journalist Shad Kabango sets out to uncover the foundations of Hip-Hop music. Beginning his journey in the Bronx, Shad meets with the DJs and MCs who set the template for all to follow. Along the way, Shad retraces Hip-Hop's progression from underground parties to mainstream culture, but realizes something much more profound-that Hip-Hop's success is only part of the story: from the boroughs of NYC to the ghettos of LA and beyond, Hip-Hop created a new voice for the disenfranchised.

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Documentary | Music

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Producer Sam Dunn had previously completed a documentary called Metal: A Headbanger's Journey which explored the evolution of heavy metal music and attempted to categorize and classify the various bands and subgenres of heavy metal. This documentary was produced in a similar style and approach although with less structured classification and an obvious focus on hip-hop music. See more »

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A great collection of hip hop history.
31 December 2018 | by dude-66550See all my reviews

Today's generation need to understand the roots and history of hip Hop and I feel this documentary does a good job of showing how hip hop developed within its own lifespan. I'm happy there wasn't too much emphasis on the pac/biggie quarrel and program really shows you where hip hop started from. Only down point to this is I feel there should have been a series 3 to cover more content about hip hop.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

CAD2,500,000 (estimated)
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Banger Films See more »
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(Hot Docs International Documentary Festival)

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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