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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.

Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on October 13, 2019.

Where do I stream Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America online? Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America is available for streaming on AMC, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, , AMC, FuboTV, The Roku Channel, Sling, Google Play, iTunes online.

Sunday 12:00 AM et/pt on AMC
1 Season, 6 Episodes
October 13, 2019
Documentary & Biography
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Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America Full Episode Guide

  • LADIES FIRST by Queen Latifah: At the height of hip hop's misogynistic themes, the culture bows down to their queens of rap.

  • THE BRIDGE by Marley Marl and MC Shan: A song designed to foster community pride, ignites hip hop's most epic rap battle.

  • ELEVATORS by OutKast: Hip hop's southern voice breaks through with an unsuspecting song that redefines rap's cultural and geographic boundaries.

  • ROCK BOX by Run-DMC: How one song tore down the barriers between rock & hip hop, race and class on American radio and television.

  • ALRIGHT by Kendrick Lamar: Making protest music in the era of Black Lives Matter, Alright becomes the unsaid anthem for hope.

  • JESUS WALKS by Kanye West: In an era of excess, a Christian rap song challenges the church and changes ideals about religion and rap music.