Titled The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip-Hop, VH1 just released a new trailer to prepare fans for the four-part television event. The grand premiere is on February 24 and will take an insider’s look at how Hip-Hop played a role not just in the entertainment world, but in politics, civil rights and American culture as a whole.
Using the 2008 victory of President Barack Obama as a historical backdrop, the documentary illustrates how “Hip-Hop put him in office” as the country leaned forward towards a post-racial America. The Tanning of America plots the “hip-hopification” of America throughout its stint on television, movies and popular culture. The series features an all-star cast of interviews with Diddy, Pharrell Williams, Al Sharpton, and Mariah Carey, all of whom give their personal take and recollections on how Hip-Hop has changed, affected and influenced their lives and the world.
You can watch the trailer below:
VH1 will air the first episode on February 24 at 11:00 pm / 10:00 pm CT.
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