Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World

The First Socially Conscious Hip Hop Hit

Clip: 01/31/2023 | 3m 5s

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Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's hit 'The Message' spoke to how people were truly living and feeling. Melle Mel gives background to the lyrics he rapped in the song.

Aired: 01/31/23 | Rating: NR

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Chuck D, Lorrie Boula and Yemi Bamiro

PBS spoke with Executive Producers Chuck D and Lorrie Boula, and Series Director Yemi Bamiro, about the evolution of Hip Hop, its influence on popular culture, the next generation, and more.

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