This month is black music month on BET and they’re launching a four-part documentary series called THE MESSAGE. It’s a narrative that examines the evolution of hip-hop and goes on to describe the influence of the sub culture in America.
Stephen Hill, president of Music Programming and Specials says, “Hip hop is a seed planted and nourished amongst the ‘broken glass everywhere’ of mid-70s New York. It has grown to be a worldwide phenomenon and the dominant culture of at least one generation,” He continues by adding “This exciting series examines the origin and the path of the music and message, taking care to objectively analyze its factions and movements.”
I find it ironic that the doc title coincides with several mixtapes and albums that have been released in the recent months. Must be a good title to go with. Rappers take notes.