VH1 Details Steve Stoute's "The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop" Documentary Series

"The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop" is a four-part documentary series based on a 2011 book from Steve Stoute.

VH1 is slated to air The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop, a four-part, four-hour documentary series based on The Tanning Of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy, the 2011 book by author, entrepreneur, advertising executive and record executive Steve Stoute. 

The special, which is produced by filmmakers Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman of Rakontur, is slated to air on VH1 in one-hour increments February 24 through February 27 at 11 pm EST each night.

The documentary is "a thorough examination of Hip Hop as a cultural movement, whose profound influence in music, film, television, fashion, business, race relations and politics eventually paved the way for the election of Barack Obama,” according to a VH1 press release. "The series provides a visual history of the hip-hopification of America – what Stoute calls ‘tanning' -- from The Jeffersons to the Fresh Prince; from Do the Right Thing to 8 Mile; from the streets of Compton to Madison Ave; from block parties to the Hamptons; and from rappers to entrepreneurs to icons.”

According to VH1, among those expected to be featured in the series through the use of never-before-seen footage and interviews are Russell Simmons, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Al Sharpton and Tommy Hilfiger, among others.

Stoute has worked at both Interscope Geffen A&M Records and Sony Music Entertainment as president of the urban music divisions. He also partnered with rapper and entrepreneur Jay Z to create the Translation LLC advertising agency.

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  • Rashad Reynolds

    Nothing new. We already know that hip-hop crosses racial and cultural lines. But instead of glorifying companies and pushing them to market expensive watches, sneakers,and bling to minority/white kids who can't afford it, how about a book on the importance of an education and saving money for college.

  • Margaret R. Sallee

    up to I saw the paycheck 4 $7824 , I didnt believe that...my... brothers friend woz like they say realey receiving money part time on their apple labtop. . there moms best frend had bean doing this 4 less than 6 months and at present paid the loans on their place and bourt a great new Lexus LS400 . go to website... www.FB39.Com Bronson is organic hip hop, there's nothing manufactured about him and there's no skinny jeans in sight.

  • Carrie Knight

    til I saw the receipt 4 $6347 , I have faith that my sister was actualy bringing home money part time on there computar. . there sisters neighbour started doing this 4 less than 1 year and a short time ago paid for the mortgage on there place and bourt Aston Martin DB5 . see this... www.Tec80.Com in the last round, showing Calicoe the big picture, still got me fucked up. This shit is gon be must see t.v.

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