Hip Hop's Evolution - In Conversation with Shad & D.O.
The past & present of hip-hip at home & abroad with Shad & D.O. Gibson
Aug 1, 2018 • 54 minutes
Canadian MC Shad joins us to talk about Hip-Hop Evolution, the highly-anticipated documentary series now on Netflix that he narrates and hosts. The four-part series explores the history of hip-hop from the late '70s to early '90s, taking viewers on the journey from DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, and Afrika Bambaataa, through Run DMC and Public Enemy, and ending with the rise of gangsta rap with NWA, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and 2Pac. Shad tells us about the making of the doc, recalls his conversations with hip-hop legends, and reveals he most surprising things he learned.
Then, we speak with MC, author, and motivational speaker Duane "D.O." Gibson about his time in the Canadian and international music industry, developing an artistic identity, and coming into his own as a black Canadian artist with a unique background. He also tells us about his experiences speaking with students in schools across the country about history, culture, race, and more.
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