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“The hip-hop community has, from the start, been doing what the rest of media is only now catching up to,” said Chuck D. “Long before any conglomerate realized it was time to wake up, hip-hop had been speaking out and telling truths. Working with PBS and BBC is an opportunity to deliver these messages through new ways and help explain hip-hop’s place in history and hopefully inspire us all to take it further.”

With words like those and stature as one of the most respected figures in Hip-Hip history, it is only suitable that Chuck D serves as host and part of the name of the upcoming four-part documentary series, The Story of Hip-Hop with Chuck D.

BBC Studios produced the series. No air date is known yet, but the excitement for the project is undoubtedly evident. Chuck himself and his manager Lorrie Boula tell Hip-Hop’s story from its origins to where it is today.

“PBS is excited to join with Chuck D, Lorrie Boula, and BBC Studios to bring this illuminating project to audiences across our platforms,” added Bill Gardner, Vice President of Multiplatform Programming and Head of Development for PBS, in a press release. “Hip-hop is one of the most influential artistic genres and cultural movements of our time, and we’re thrilled to tell a deep and unflinching story with one of its originators and most powerful voices.”

Chuck D, PBS, and the BBC Join Forces for a New Documentary Series, ‘The Story of Hip-Hop with Chuck D’