Disney has announced that the FX documentary series ‘Hip Hop Uncovered’ will be coming to Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland this autumn as a Star Original, however, no exact release date has yet been revealed.
From executive producer Malcolm Spellman and Oscar and Emmy-winning production company Lightbox, comes Hip Hop Uncovered, an examination of a dying breed of power brokers who operate from the shadows of hip hop. Set against 40 years of music history, this six-part documentary series, directed by Rashidi Natara Harper, takes a deep dive into the paradox of America’s criminalization of the genre and its fascination with the street culture that created it and still exists within it. Instead of telling the story of hip hop from the top down, Hip Hop Uncovered tells the story from the streets up, as it reveals the untold story of how America’s streets helped shape hip hop culture from an expression of survival and defiance into music’s most dominant genre.
Check out the trailer below:
There are 6 episodes in the series and it was previously released on the FX channel in the United States earlier this year and the series has already been released on Disney+ in some countries including Australia.
Hip Hop Uncovered is executive produced by Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn from Lightbox along with Malcolm Spellman, Rashidi Natara Harper, Eugene “Big U” Henley, Jimmy “JimBob” Chris, Douglas Banker and BJ Levin, and is co-executive produced by Stephen Neely.
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