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Hip-Hop Evolution

The Foundation (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 47 min | Documentary, Music

Bronx-based DJs set Hip-Hop's sonic foundations. MCs, inspired by African American oral traditions, create the modern template for rap music, culminating with the emergence of Hip-Hop's first crew, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
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Mike Munn (addtional editing) | Eamonn O'Connor (addtional editing) | Alex Shuper (addtional editing) | Mark Staunton | Stephen Taylor (as Steve Taylor)
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Updated Sep 4, 2016

Release date
Sep 4, 2016 (United States)
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8.2 / 10 | 59 votes