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About the Show

From executive producer Malcolm Spellman and Oscar® and Emmy®-winning production company Lightbox, comes Hip Hop Uncovered, an examination of a dying breed of power brokers who operate from the shadows of hip hop.


Set against 40 years of music history, this six-part documentary series takes a deep dive into the paradox of America’s criminalization of the genre and its fascination with the street culture that created it and still exists within it. Instead of telling the story of hip hop from the top down, Hip Hop Uncovered tells the story from the streets up, as it reveals the untold story of how America’s streets helped shape hip hop culture from an expression of survival and defiance into music’s most dominant genre.


Hip Hop Uncovered is executive produced by Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn from Lightbox along with Malcolm Spellman, Rashidi Natara Harper, Eugene “Big U” Henley, Jimmy “JimBob” Chris, Douglas Banker and BJ Levin, and is co-executive produced by Stephen Neely. Harper is also a director for the series.


  • “STREAM IT. Hip Hop Uncovered has found a great angle to make the history of hip hop fresh again”
    - Decider
  • “Wild, well told stories”
    - TIME
  • “great storytellers telling unique tales”
    - The Hollywood Reporter
  • “dynamic docuseries digs deep”
    - TV Insider
  • “unique, thrilling, and captivating and is not to be missed by any music fan”
    - Decider
  • “masterfully crafted”
    - A Day in LA