A brand new documentary anthology series called “&360” has been announced by Andscape, the Black multimedia platform from Disney and ESPN.

&360 (Andscape360) is a new eye-opening collection of documentary projects that expands perspectives and tells previously untold stories, revealing truths about some of the biggest sports and cultural moments of our time.

The first documentary to be released under this new franchise will be “Hip-Hop And The White House”, which has been directed by Jesse Washington and examines the relationship between the most powerful American cultural movement of the past 50 years and the most powerful position on the planet – the President of the United States. It is narrated by Jeezy, the Atlanta rap giant who predicted the future when he released “My President” several months before the election of Barack Obama.

The film begins by illustrating how presidential policies in the 1970s and 80s created conditions of oppression and neglect that birthed hip-hop. Then it chronicles how the culture went from ignored and misunderstood by presidential administrations to courted and embraced for its unparalleled influence on American youth.

“Hip-Hop and the White House” features interviews with Jeezy, Common, YG, U.S. Representative Maxine Waters, KRS-One, Roxanne Shante, Bun B, Bakari Kitwana, Farai Chideya, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Curren$y, Dave “Davey D” Cook, Grandmaster Caz, Waka Flocka Flame, Chika, and more.

Jason Aidoo, VP and head of Andscape, said in a statement:

“We are energized by the incredible storytellers working today, and we are thrilled to use our platform to spotlight the work of Black creators,”

The film is written and directed by Jesse Washington, who has documented hip-hop since the 1980s and has been a senior writer at Andscape since it launched in 2014 as The Undefeated. Jesse Washington said in a statement regarding the new documentary:

“We feel this is the perfect time to discuss how hip-hop has influenced presidential politics, and to ask what we can expect from the culture in this upcoming election season. &360 provides an incredible opportunity to explore and illuminate important stories that have never been fully told. I’m looking forward to passing the &360 baton to the next storyteller and seeing new visions come to life.”

“Hip-Hop And The White House” will be released in the United States on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+ on April 22nd 2024.  It hasn’t been confirmed if this project will also be released as a Star Original on Disney+ internationally.

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Roger Palmer

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