Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes

Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes

Hip Hop has evolved from a musical genre into one of the most influential movements of the 21st Century, affecting the way people dress, speak, and even think. Follow the journey from its birth in the Bronx in the '70s, to the time when rap, DJ-ing, break dancing, and graffiti took over New York City and defined a generation. See how the music and its message expanded to inner cities all over the world, including Paris, Berlin, Dakar and the Palestinian territories, and how it became the universal language for people who didn't have a voice.

Director Q&A: Political Speech Set to Music

Joshua Atesh Litle, the director of Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes, explains the universality of hip hop's revolutionary tone.