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Chuck D of Public Enemy explores Hip Hop’s political awakening over the last 50 years. With a host of rap stars and cultural commentators he tracks Hip Hop’s socially conscious roots. From The Message to Fight The Power 2020, he examines how Hip Hop has become "the Black CNN."

Examines Hip Hop community's role in electing Barack Obama to President of the United Stat
Hip Hop artists step up to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina.
From successful artists to changing history, follow the global evolution of Hip Hop.
Episodes
Discover the factors that led to the birth of Hip Hop and its first hit in 1982.
Extras
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.
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