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[10/27/21 - 10:42 AM]
Showtime Kicks Off Its Multi-Year "Hip Hop 50" Initiative with Three New Documentaries in December
Directed by Emmy and Grammy Award-winning music legend and Mass Appeal partner Nasir "Nas" Jones, "Video Music Box" (w/t) will premiere Friday, December 3 at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from Showtime]

SHOWTIME(R) KICKS OFF ITS MULTI-YEAR "HIP HOP 50" INITIATIVE WITH THREE NEW DOCUMENTARIES IN DECEMBER

Emmy(R) and Grammy(R) Winner Nasir 'Nas' Jones to Direct VIDEO MUSIC BOX (w/t), Premiering Friday, December 3 Followed by RICKY POWELL: THE INDIVIDUALIST and ROLLING LIKE THUNDER

The Multiyear, Cross-Platform Programming Initiative Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop In Collaboration with Entertainment Company Mass Appeal

LOS ANGELES - October 27, 2021 - This December, SHOWTIME will kick off HIP HOP 50, its multiyear, cross-platform programming initiative celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop in collaboration with entertainment company Mass Appeal, with the premiere of three documentaries celebrating the storied history of the music genre. Directed by Emmy and Grammy Award-winning music legend and Mass Appeal partner Nasir "Nas" Jones (Survival 1), VIDEO MUSIC BOX (w/t) will premiere Friday, December 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. RICKY POWELL: THE INDIVIDUALIST, directed by Josh Swade, will premiere Friday, December 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. And ROLLING LIKE THUNDER, directed by Roger Gastman, will premiere Friday, December 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

HIP HOP 50 will continue to run over the next three years and will encompass unscripted series and features, podcasts and digital shorts by and about some of the foremost names in the genre, culminating with the 50th anniversary of the genre in 2023. The initiative is driven by Nas and Mass Appeal Chief Creative Officer and Emmy-nominated partner Sacha Jenkins (WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN, BITCHIN': THE SOUND AND FURY OF RICK JAMES).

VIDEO MUSIC BOX (w/t) chronicles the longest-running music video show in the world, Video Music Box, launched and hosted in New York City by visionary DJ and MC Ralph McDaniels. Since its debut in 1983, Video Music Box has remained a Hip Hop mainstay, with McDaniels (or "Uncle Ralph," as he's known to legions of fans) serving as a leading Hip Hop influencer, tastemaker and documentarian, showcasing and debuting Hip Hop videos and introducing viewers to future stars like Nas, Jay Z, LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Fat Joe long before they were icons of the genre. With four decades of never-before-seen footage from McDaniel's packed vault, the film spotlights the series' global influence on Hip Hop, along with his professional and personal triumphs. VIDEO MUSIC BOX is produced by Mass Appeal for SHOWTIME.

RICKY POWELL: THE INDIVIDUALIST tells the against-all-odds-story of New York City photographer Ricky Powell, who rose to worldwide fame while capturing one of the wildest, most electric times in popular culture. From the Beastie Boys to Run DMC to Madonna to Warhol and Basquiat, Powell documented the music, fashion and art scenes of the 1980s and '90s in downtown New York. Powell became known as "The Rickster" - a man who wasn't just covering the scene, he was the scene. RICKY POWELL: THE INDIVIDUALIST is directed by Josh Swade and produced by TIME Studios and SWADE Films.

ROLLING LIKE THUNDER plunges into the secret underground world and history of freight train and graffiti culture, uncovering stories of myth-like artists, remarkable romances, competitive graffiti crews, and battles with the institution. As street art's widespread integration bursts into the mainstream vibrancy via posters, books and high-end galleries, the film takes viewers back to the origin of the art, in one of its most extreme and risky forms. The film explores the train graffiti subculture from turn-of-the-century markings to modern-day masterpieces, forever linking the art form with America's landscape. ROLLING LIKE THUNDER reveals the anonymous outlaws of freight writing who put life and limb on the line for an obsession to share their voice through their artwork. The film is directed by Roger Gastman and produced by Mass Appeal for SHOWTIME.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly owned subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., owns and operates the premium service SHOWTIME(R), which features critically acclaimed original series, provocative documentaries, box-office hit films, comedy and music specials and hard-hitting sports. SHOWTIME is available as a stand-alone streaming service across all major streaming devices and Showtime.com, as well as via cable, DBS, telco and streaming video providers. SNI also operates the premium services THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) and FLIX(R), as well as on demand versions of all three brands. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV(R). For more information, go to www.SHO.com.





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[12/02/21 - 10:02 AM]
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[12/02/21 - 09:41 AM]
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[12/02/21 - 09:01 AM]
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[12/02/21 - 07:01 AM]
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