Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World

Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

An incredible narrative of struggle, triumph and resistance that brings to life through the lens of an art form that has chronicled the emotions, experiences, and expressions of Black and Brown communities: Hip Hop. 

Authored by Public Enemy's Chuck D, who famously labeled Hip Hop as "the Black CNN" for bringing the stories of the street to the mainstream, Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World include personal testimonies of the MCs, DJs, graffiti artists, filmmakers, politicians and opinion formers who created and shaped its direction as it grew from an underground movement in the Bronx to the most popular music genre in the U.S. and the fastest growing genre in the world today.

Featuring interviews from A-list talent like Killer Mike, Will.i.am, Monie Love, Ice-T, Roxanne Shante, MC Lyte and many more, the series will paint a portrait of the unique relationship between Hip Hop and the political history of the U.S.

 Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed, a four-part series, premieres Tuesday, January 31 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.