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Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

6 Episodes 2019 -

Episode 1

Jesus Walks: 2004

Mon, Oct 14, 2019 60 mins

In an era of excess, a Christian rap song challenges the church and changes its own ideals about religion and rap music.

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Episode 2

Alright: 2015

Mon, Oct 21, 2019 60 mins

Featuring Kendrick Lamar's hit song, "Alright".

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Episode 3

Rock Box: 1984

Mon, Oct 28, 2019 60 mins

How one song tore down the barriers between rock & hip hop, race and class on American radio and television.

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Episode 4

Elevators: 1996

Mon, Nov 4, 2019 60 mins

Hip hop's southern voice breaks through with an unsuspecting song that redefines rap's cultural and geographic boundaries.

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Episode 5

The Bridge: 1986

Mon, Nov 11, 2019 60 mins

A song designed to foster community pride, ignites hip hop's most epic rap battle.

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Episode 6

Ladies First: 1989

Sun, Nov 17, 2019 60 mins

Highlighting Queen Latifah's "Ladies First"; and the queens of rap that rose at the height of hiphop's misogynistic themes.

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