The Tanning of America

Based on the book The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy by former Interscope Records president and internationally acclaimed marketing maven Steve Stoute, this four part documentary series is a thorough examination of hip-hop as a pop cultural movement, whose profound influence eventually paved the way for the election of Barack Obama. It's the history of hip-hop remixed. We present the micro -- touchstone events and legendary artists -- while focusing on the revolutionary macro forces at work.
Based on the book The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy by former Interscope Records president and internationally acclaimed marketing maven Steve Stoute, this four part documentary series is a thorough examination of hip-hop as a pop cultural movement, whose profound influence eventually paved the way for the election of Barack Obama. It's the history of hip-hop remixed. We present the micro -- touchstone events and legendary artists -- while focusing on the revolutionary macro forces at work.

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Watch The Tanning of America Season 1 Episode 4 - All Around the World

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s1e4 All Around the World
February 27, 2014
Hip hop in 2000-2014; hip hop empires; Sean John and Rocawear; Beats by Dre; political movement in the genre; Hurricane Katrina; President Obama is elected.
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Watch The Tanning of America Season 1 Episode 1 - Word Is Bond

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s1e1 Word Is Bond
February 24, 2014
Hip hop from 1970-1986; Blaxploitation films; groundbreaking television; racial strife in New York City; the birth of hip hop; the rise of Def Jam; Run DMC on MTV.
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Watch The Tanning of America Season 1 Episode 1 - Word Is Bond
s1e1 Word Is Bond
February 24, 2014
February 24, 2014
Word Is Bond
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Watch The Tanning of America Season 1 Episode 2 - Fight the Power
s1e2 Fight the Power
February 25, 2014
February 25, 2014
Fight the Power
Watch The Tanning of America Season 1 Episode 3 - Gimme the Loot
s1e3 Gimme the Loot
February 26, 2014
February 26, 2014
Gimme the Loot
Watch The Tanning of America Season 1 Episode 4 - All Around the World
s1e4 All Around the World
February 27, 2014
February 27, 2014
All Around the World
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