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And Ya Don't Stop 30 Years Of Hip Hop Gangsta Gangsta Part 2

Samuel Fly
Chronicles the rise of "gangster rap" in LA and the simultaneous eclipse of "conscious rap" in New York - both of which styles were inspired by the uncompromising black pride of Public Enemy. Describes how NWA emerged from Compton at a moment when crack cocaine and street gangs were at its devastating height. The show goes on to appreciate the drawl and good humor of Snoop Dog, whose cars-and-girls oriented videos recalled the glory days of the Beach Boys - and to wonder at Tupac Shakur's ability to embody the thug, the revolutionary, the preacher, and the handsome leading man in perplexing succession. It also tells the story of the origins of Dr. Dre, the most influential record producer in hip hop.
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