The Hip Hop Years

The Hip Hop Years (1999)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Creator: David Upshal
  • First Air Date: 1999-01-01
  • Last Air Date: 1999-01-01
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 3
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 50 min.
  • Production Company: RDF Television
  • Networks: Channel 4
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The Hip Hop Years is a three part series of one hour television documentaries, made for Channel 4 in 1999. The series was devised by David Upshal who produced, directed and narrated the series. He also produced the 33-track compilation CD which accompanied the series and co-wrote the book with Alex Ogg, also titled The Hip Hop Years. The series charts the definitive story of Hip Hop, rising from the streets of the Bronx to become, what Upshal calls, "the new Rock'n'Roll". The programmes combine archive clips and performance from TV, movies and music videos with specially shot material and interviews with key players.

  • Keywords: rap music, hip-hop, music history, music documentary
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    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1999-01-01
    3 Episodes

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