Discover the factors that led to the birth of Hip Hop and its first hit in 1982.
'The Message' speaks to how people are living.
1 in 3 Black males get caught up in the criminal justice system after the bill passes.
Queen Latifah emerges as a Hip Hop pioneer with her release of 'Ladies First.'
The 1980s was a time of urban decay, but also saw an expansion of the Black middle class.
Many fans and musicians saw 90's Hip Hop as a reflection of reality.
Experience the 1990s and the unstoppable rise in the popularity of Hip Hop.
Executive Producers Chuck D and Lorrie Boula discuss Hip Hop's impact.
Spike Lee finds the anthem for his new film with Public Enemy in 'Fight the Power.'
The deaths of JFK, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Vietnam War shape the nation.
Explore the 1980s and the birth of Hip Hop as social commentary.