Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World

Hip Hop Artists Mobilize for Obama

Clip: 02/21/2023 | 3m 20s

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The series finale examines the role Hip Hop artists played electing Barack Obama to President of the United States. Also examines Young Jeezy's song, My President is Black as an homage to this historical moment. Featuring artists P Diddy and Jay-Z in archival interviews as well as new sit-downs with Chuck D, Killer Mike, Ice-T, Fat Joe, MC Lyte and academic Dr. Kaye Whitehead.

Aired: 02/21/23 | Expires: 03/07/24 | 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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