Music Choice Celebrates Hip Hop

Slicksno.com - RakimMusic Choice, the premier music television network, celebrates Black Music Month with an encore presentation of the 4-part audio series, “The History of Hip-Hop”.

The exclusive Music Choice series explores the roots of Hip-Hop from its beginnings in the mid-70s through its evolution to mainstream music of today. The series also includes trivia on Hip-Hop music as well as interactive polling of viewers.

The audio series will air on the Music Choice Showcase channel throughout the month of June, with each edition airing throughout a week to accommodate the national audience.

The Music Choice exclusive audio series will reach over 34 million digital cable and DIRECTV homes nationally.

The first volume of “The History of Hip-Hop” is entitled “The Pioneers” and features rap music originators Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five, Kurtis Blow, and Cold Crush Brothers.

The second show in the series, “The Mid-80s”, will discuss how emcees began to mix social messages with their rhymes, as well as go behind the scenes to discover the people behind the music.

The third show, “The Golden Era”, will cruise through the time when rappers represented their hoods and the music spread from the East to the West Coast, featuring the music of Eric B and Rakim, NWA, and Slick Rick.

The show’s finale, “90s”, will demonstrate how Hip-Hop has gone mainstream with artists like A Tribe Called Quest, Dr. Dre, and Salt-N-Pepa.

“Music Choice viewers expect compelling content and “The History of Hip-Hop” delivers with an exclusive audio series that explores Hip-Hop music’s lineage, stated Damon Williams, Senior Director of Programming for Music Choice. “Music Choice is committed to being the choice for both non-stop music and exclusive music shows that can’t be found anywhere else.”

Each hour-long volume of “The History of Hip-Hop” series will air on the Music Choice Showcase channel on the following dates and times (ET):

Volume #1 – “The Pioneers”

Features Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five, Kurtis Blow, Cold Crush Brothers

Air Dates/Times: June 10th at 11pm, June 18th at 7pm, June 26th at 11am

Volume #2 – “The Mid-80s”

Features Run DMC, LL Cool J, UTFO

Air Dates/Times: June 12th at 11am, June 20th at 4pm, June 28th at 11pm

Volume #3 – “The Golden Era”

Features Eric B and Rakim, NWA, Slick Rick

Air Dates/Times: June 14th at 11pm, June 22nd at 12am, June 30th at 12am

Volume #4 – “90s”

Features A Tribe Called Quest, Dr. Dre, Salt-N-Pepa

Air Dates/Times: June 16th at 1pm, June 24th at 11pm, June 30th at 1am

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