Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World
Public Enemy's Chuck D takes the lead in this compelling four-part documentary series that delves into the history of hip-hop.
Through a combination of immersive archive footage and interviews with leading academics and influential artists such as Grandmaster Caz, Ice-T, and Roxanne Shanté, the series begins in 1960s America with the rise of the Black Power movement. It then traces the origins of hip-hop to the Bronx, where it emerged as a form of artistic expression for a marginalized community.
As KRS-One puts it, "Hip-hop was created by oppression, because it was our art that defended us against oppression."
This series offers a powerful and nuanced look at the struggles and triumphs behind a genre that has shaped multiple generations.