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Russell Simmons, best known for co-founding Def Jam is going to be working on a new project called “The Definitive History of Hip Hop.” The progam will be released as a documentary style series, and this production will begin. Get ready to hear the “untold story of the birth” of hip-hop in the ’70s, and learn more about what the genre has become. Russell Simmons issued a release and said that the documentary-style series will include,”visual effects, archival footage and celebrity interviews.” The series will be produced by All Def Digital, Stephen David Entertainment and GroupM Entertainment.
In a statement from Russell Simmons he stated:
Hip hop began in the Bronx and Queens, and was fueled by pioneering new artists with an incredible hunger to express themselves in unimaginably bold new ways. The Definitive History of Hip Hop is the untold story of the birth of this art form – the series gets behind the scenes of what drove the beats, the rhymes, the ideas — and the people — that so powerfully hit a chord with all of youth culture in America and around the world. It starts with the OGs of this disruptive force in entertainment, spotlights some of the lesser known artists who’ve fallen out of history or favor, and of course looks at the icons who are now household names whether you’re in LA or London, Toledo or Tokyo…. We are going long, and deep, and plan to follow the characters and story lines, the drama, the dreams, the deaths, the disruptions, that have made our narrative one of the most compelling American stories of the last three decades. And its future is still being written today, so the story is both timeless and endless.
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