Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America

Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America Series
Genre: Documentary
Premiere: 2019
Network: AMC
Sessons: 1
Full Episodes: 6
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Full Show Summary

Hip hop has grown from a cultural revolution to the dominant global music genre in just forty years. From Executive Producers Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Tarik "Black Thought" Trotter, each episode of this new documentary series focuses on a groundbreaking song pivotal to the evolution of American music and culture. Artists deconstruct their composition, revisit the impact the song had on them personally, and dissect the socio-economic and cultural conditions that inspired the landmark work and gave voice to a generation. Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America premieres in 2019 with six episodes.
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Date Aired Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America Episodes
Season 1
14 October 2019 Season 1, Episode 1: Jesus Walks - Kanye West (2004)
21 October 2019 Season 1, Episode 2: Alright - Kendrick Lamar (2015)
28 October 2019 Season 1, Episode 3: Rock Box - Run DMC (1984)
04 November 2019 Season 1, Episode 4: Elevators - OutKast (1996)
11 November 2019 Season 1, Episode 5: The Bridge - MC Shan (1986)
18 November 2019 Season 1, Episode 6: Ladies First - Queen Latifah (1989)