This is a recently uploaded VHS rip of the ninth episode of BBC’s Dancing in the Street: A Rock & Roll History (As Told By The People Who Made It) tv documentary series. Thanks to Ego Trip for this one hour of throwback material from 1995.
Don’t let the opening of Bruce Springsteen fool you, because this documentary is full of hip hop legends. Afrika Bambaataa talks about The Zulu Nation, Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons discuss the rise of Def Jam, all De La Soul members share their thoughts on sampling, and Public Enemy’s Chuck D and the Beastie Boys also share their hip hop knowledge.
There’s also a focus on artists like Kraftwerk to emphasize on other influences. Because we all know how the ‘godfathers of electronic music’ had a massive influence on the hip hop culture, right? Dig in our video archives for more noteworthy hip hop documentaries.