"And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip Hop," airing Monday through Friday on VH-1, shows viewers the positive and negative influences of rap music as it grew from the streets to become an influential cultural force in music and fashion, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday.
"It was like finally somebody is telling the world how we live and what we're going through -- that's hip-hop," said KRS-One, one of the first rap artists to merge political commentary and hard-core rhymes and beats with "Criminal Minded" in 1987.
The Beastie Boys, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige and Eminem also are interviewed on the five-night special.
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