Nas will make a documentary on the TV show “Video Music Box”
Nas Directs Documentary About Famous 90s Hip-Hop Show Video music box with decades of never-before-seen footage. Provisionally titled of the same name as the series, the film will air on Showtime on December 3.
Created by Ralph McDaniels and Lionel C. Martin, who also hosted the show, Video music box began broadcasting on public television throughout the New York City area in 1983 and has mainly featured hip-hop music videos and themed music shows. As a local TV show, most of the episodes were filmed on location in the city and the hosts hosted segments of men on the streets where they asked passers-by about hip-hop music and culture, as well as their opinion on more pressing matters, such as the Gulf War.
McDaniels has become one of the foremost taste makers and historians of hip-hop culture. He then directed the music video for Nas’ It’s not hard to say, in addition to plans for Wu-Tang Clan and more.
In his next documentary, Nas will highlight the cultural impact of Video music box in the world and his role in the cover of pioneering rappers of the ’80s and’ 90s, including JAY-Z and Tupac. The rapper will also take a look at McDaniels’ influential career in the evolving hip-hop industry.
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