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The Tanning of America (2014) | EDITED

VH1 teamed up with acclaimed filmmakers Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman and famed author, award-winning entrepreneur, advertising executive, and record executive Steve Stoute for a 4-part documentary series based on Stoute’s best-selling book, “The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy.”

“The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop” is a thorough examination of hip-hop as a cultural movement, whose profound influence in music, film, television, fashion, business, race relations and politics eventually paved the way for the election of Barack Obama. Stoute notes, “Since its birth, hip-hop has been a reflection of black America, but never before have we seen it cast as such a far-reaching agent of political change. This film paints an entirely new picture of the impact of hip-hop culture over the last 30 years.”

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Riogi says:

This is a wonderful show that I can so relate to, especially because I grew up in New York and remember my brother and all the rap music he and his friends used to listen to. I learned to love the music through his love for it.

bass reeves says:

hip hop is the worst thing that happened to black culture.

G. Beeton says:

its a shame how the work of TRUE african american artists, from T Monk to RUN DMC is turned into another cog of the Lie Machine, carefully marketed to make $ and to sell sex to 12 yr olds. SICK, bring the beat back!

TaRoya Hollis says:

We messed up. Has anything changed for us black people besides having the 1st black person to be president? I felt like I got bamboozled by just voting because he's black and not voting for what matters. This is just my opinion nothing more or less.

Shawn says:

One of the worst presidents in history. Hip hop music is more demonic than ever, our men a paraded around in dresses by hollyweird. This list goes on and on, I'm not even going to mention the FACT barack has slipped up on multiple occasions and referred to Michelle as Michael.

Foul Breeze says:

Rock and Roll part 2

MrExcelsior says:

Hip hop is dying

Diana Barnes says:

You notice that too…??

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