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VH1 revealed its slate of upcoming films as part of its Emmy Award-winning "Rock Docs" franchise.
First to arrive is "Finding the Funk," which explores the history and evolution of funk music and its impact on hip-hop and house music.
Narrated by the Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the documentary, premiering Feb. 4, will trace the funk explosion from Dayton, Ohio, to Detroit and include interviews with Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins,
The four-part documentary "The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop" will air Feb. 24-27.
Based on Steve Stoute's bestselling book, "The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy," the series of one-hour episodes focuses on hip-hop as a cultural movement. The documentary will examine its most pivotal moments of influence in music, film, TV, fashion, business and politics while tracing its origins in the Bronx in the 1970s all the way to the White House.
In the fall, the network will air “Downloaded,” which covers the rise of Napster and its controversial co-founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker. The
VH1 also plans to air a documentary on the culture of the EDM scene and a film on Jones’ six-month course of
Previous “Rock Docs” have focused on the glory days of