ABC News Studios has announced a one-hour special to celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.
The show will explore the origins, growth, and evolution of the genre over the past five decades.
Thought-provoking conversations with artists, producers, executives, and changemakers in the industry will be featured.
The special will air on Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
This special will be a part of ABC News’ fourth Juneteenth primetime special.
The show will feature in-depth discussions with hip-hop icons Master P, The Lox, E-40, Lola Brooke, Coi Leray, Joey Bada$$, Fat Joe, and MC Lyte.
The roundtable conversations hosted by hip-hop radio icon Angie Martinez will focus on financial literacy, mental health, social justice, and women’s empowerment.
Other guests include radio and television host Charlamagne tha God, activists Michael Eric Dyson, Wes Jackson, and Chelsea Miller, media personality Melyssa Ford, PUMA creative director and designer June Ambrose, and Roc Nation co-president Shari Bryant.
ABC News contributors and entertainment experts Kelley Carter, Rocsi Diaz, and Mike Muse will also appear.
The conversations will provide insight into the impact hip-hop has had on society, culture, and the music industry.
The special will honor Juneteenth and Black Music Month.
It will reflect on hip hop’s growth and cultural effects over the past 50 years.
The special will air on Monday, June 19th, 2023, at 10:00 p.m. EDT on ABC and will be available the next day on Hulu.
No international release details for Disney+ have been announced yet.
The show will provide an opportunity to celebrate the role of hip-hop in Black culture and beyond.
The special is executive produced by Catherine McKenzie and Angie Martinez, in conjunction with In Real Life Productions.
Tine is the series director.
David Sloan is the senior executive producer of ABC News Studios.
The team promises a thought-provoking and informative look at the cultural significance of hip-hop.
The show will provide a unique perspective on the evolution of the music industry and the role of hip-hop in shaping pop culture.
Hip-hop has had a significant impact on Hollywood, influencing everything from film reviews to celebrity culture.
From its early beginnings in the Bronx in the 1970s, hip-hop has grown into a global phenomenon.
The genre has influenced fashion, politics, and social movements, and its impact shows no signs of slowing down.
As we celebrate 50 years of hip-hop, we look forward to seeing its continued influence on the world around us.
The ABC News Studios special is just one example of the ongoing celebration of this remarkable cultural milestone.
Hip-hop has transcended boundaries, bringing people together through a shared love of music and culture.
As we reflect on the past 50 years, we recognize the power of hip-hop to inspire, educate, and empower.
Hip-hop has given a voice to the voiceless and provided a platform for marginalized communities.
The ABC News Studios special will be a testament to the enduring legacy of hip-hop and its ability to shape the world around us.
We look forward to celebrating this remarkable cultural milestone and the impact of hip-hop on pop culture and beyond.