AMC UK is airing documentary series “Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America” exclusively to BT customers.

From Executive Producers Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Alex Gibney and directors Erik Parker and One9, each episode of this new documentary series focuses on a groundbreaking song pivotal to the evolution of American music and culture. Artists, their collaborators and other influential musical and cultural figures deconstruct compositions, revisit the impact the song had on them personally, and dissect the socio-economic and cultural conditions that inspired the landmark work and gave voice to a generation.

Some of the songs featured in the series include Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks”, Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” Run-D.M.C.’s “Rock Box,” Queen Latifah’s “Ladies First“, and more. In addition to Thompson, Trotter and Gibney, “Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America” is also executive produced by Shawn Gee, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, and Shea Serrano. Angie Day, Erik Parker and One9 also serve as co-executive producers.


Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America airs on AMC UK exclusively for BT subscribers (on channel 332), Wednesdays at 9 pm.

The series ends with a double bill finale on 11th December, starting with Marley Marl and MC Shan’s “The Bridge” at 21:00 and Queen Latifah’s ” Ladies First” at 22:00.