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The Hip Hop Years is a three part series of one hour television documentaries, made for Channel 4 in 1999.

The series was devised by David Upshal who produced, directed and narrated the series. He also produced the 33-track compilation CD which accompanied the series and co-wrote the book with Alex Ogg, also titled The Hip Hop Years.

The series charts the definitive story of Hip Hop, rising from the streets of the Bronx to become, what Upshal calls, "the new Rock'n'Roll". The programmes combine archive clips and performance from TV, movies and music videos with specially shot material and interviews with key players.

  1. David Upshal

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Ice-T as Self

    Ice-T

    Self

    3 Episodes

  2. Russell Simmons as Self

    Russell Simmons

    Self

    2 Episodes

  3. Afrika Bambaataa as Self

    Afrika Bambaataa

    Self

    1 Episode

  4. Grand Wizard Theodore as Self

    Grand Wizard Theodore

    Self

    1 Episode

  5. Crazy Legs as Self

    Crazy Legs

    Self

    1 Episode

  6. Kid Freeze

    Self

    1 Episode

  7. Jazzy Jay as Self

    Jazzy Jay

    Self

    1 Episode

  8. Henry "Big Bank Hank" Jackson as Self

    Henry "Big Bank Hank" Jackson

    Self

    1 Episode

  9. Michael Holman as Self

    Michael Holman

    Self

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Miniseries - The Hip Hop Years

Miniseries

1999 | 3 Episodes

Season 1 of The Hip Hop Years premiered on January 1, 1999.

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The Hip Hop Years
The Hip Hop Years

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Status Ended

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Type Miniseries

Original Language English

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