Russell Simmons will serve as executive producer on The Definitive History Of Hip Hop series through his All Def Digital alongside Stephen David Entertainment.
“Hip hop began in the Bronx and Queens, and was fuelled by pioneering new artists with an incredible hunger to express themselves in unimaginably bold new ways,” Simmons said.
“The Definitive History Of Hip Hop is the untold story of the birth of this art form – the series gets behind the scenes of what drove the beats, the rhymes, the ideas – and the people that so powerfully hit a chord with all of youth culture in America and around the world.”
“The birth of hip-hop and its ascent into the American mainstream is a fascinating story, one that has tremendous historical and social importance and relevance in our society,” David said. “We really could not imagine a greater partner for this project than the founder of the movement, Russell Simmons, and the team at All Def Digital.”
The Definitive History of Hip Hop is expected to go into production this year.