A&E’s ‘Origins of Hip Hop’ Will Tell the Stories of Busta Rhymes, Eve, Ice-T & More MCs

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Produced and produced by Mass Appeal, each episode is an hour-long exploration of the artists’ origin stories as well as the experiences that have made them the successful artists they are today.

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Hip hop fans rejoice!

A&E Network will premiere an all-new, eight-episode docuseries called Origins of Hip Hop, which will tell the stories of some of hip-hop’s biggest greats: Busta Rhymes, Eve, Fat Joe, Grandmaster Flash, Ice-T, Ja Rule, Lil Jon and Uncle Luke. The series premieres May 30 at 1o p.m. ET/PT. It will start airing Tuesday nights on Mondays at 1 p.m. ET/PT.

Produced and produced by Mass Appeal, each hour-long episode will explore the artists’ origin stories and the experiences that have made them the successful musicians they are today. The Mass Appeal Records coowner Nas will provide narration, as well as commentary from friends, family, and collaborators. Viewers can also expect intimate interviews and rare footage of the stars, and fan-favorite songs.

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Origins of Hip Hop expands our boundary-pushing, non-fiction programming slate and celebrates the artists and sounds that have helped define a genre and culture,” Elaine Frontain Bryant, evp and head of programming at A&E, said in a statement. “We are excited to share the stories and voices of this amazing group of artists with Mass Appeal.

The first episode will focus on Fat Joe, one the first Latino acts in hip-hop, and will reflect on his personal and professional life.

A&E will continue celebrating hip-hop with the launch of a new podcast in May. More details to follow.

Origins of Hip Hop will be available on demand and for streaming via the A&E App and aetv.com beginning May 30.



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