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Chuck D’s New Docuseries Fight The Power: How Hip-Hop Changed The World



Public Enemy's Chuck D. Image source: Ethan Miller/Getty Images.

One of the pioneers of hip-hop Public Enemy’s Chuck D is giving you the origins of hip-hop in his new PBS documentary.

This genre has taken the world by storm for the past fifty years.

Chuck D is educating the people of hip-hop’s beauty.

So, take out your pen and paper because we are getting a history lesson in the genre; as well as the political and social conditions that helped this art form rise.

What Is In The Docuseries on PBS?

The docuseries shows us not only musicians, but breakdancers and emcees so inspired by their surroundings that they fed hip-hop.

Executive Producers Chuck D, Lorrie Boula and Yemi Bamiro’s documentary is called Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed The World. 


The four-part docuseries has guests and hip-hop royalty such as Fat Joe,, Ice-T, Melle Mel, Run DMC and MC Lyte.

The documentary is giving its audience a true history lesson dating back from James Brown to future Black Panther party leader Elaine Brown on the influence of hip-hop.

Docuseries Airs On BBC

Many wonder why he chose BBC as the platform to tell hip-hop’s story… but it was because hip-hop is universal.

The pioneer told Rolling Stone, “I’ve been to 116 countries, and to me, hip-hop is more about the world than about one little place in the United States.”

You can stream “Fight The Power” on PBS’ streaming platform and YouTube with a premium subscription.

Chuck D’s Takes On Hip-Hop Globally

Going a little more in depth on Chuck D’s global views of hip-hop. The New York native explains in a PBS interview that hip hop is about knowing who is running the streets.

Furthermore, politics are not one and the same regarding the music genre.

In another interview with Associated Press, he went into hip-hop being a catalyst for the Black Lives Matter movement.

The member of Public Enemy described how the BLM movement spoke politically to the injustice of George Floyd.

That spark or feeling flowed throughout the world and caused many to want to make a change.

He feels hip-hop does the same worldwide.

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