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Origins of Hip-Hop
Origins of Hip-Hop

Hosted by renowned MC and founding father of hip hop Grandmaster Caz, A&E’s Origins of Hip-Hop reveals the true stories of the... more

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The Crew

The four elements of hip-hop, the DJ, the breaker, the MC, and the graffiti writer, are not only pillars of... more

20 Jul 2022 · 33 minutes
Roots of the Rhyme

Hip-hop was not born in a day. In fact, its influences go way back to the first spoken word poets... more

13 Jul 2022 · 27 minutes
Industry Rule #4080

As hip-hop began to spread its wings in the 70s and 80s, breaking into mainstream media was the logical next... more

06 Jul 2022 · 26 minutes
The Chain

The gold chain has been a statement piece in music for decades, from the disco era to the days of... more

29 Jun 2022 · 35 minutes
Coast to Coast And Around The World

Hip-Hop began in the Bronx but quickly spread across the country and the world. In this episode, Davey D and Jeff Chang... more

22 Jun 2022 · 33 minutes
Hip-Hop As Social Justice

Just as Motown influenced the Civil Rights Movement, hip-hop has been a tool for resistance against the ruling class in... more

15 Jun 2022 · 25 minutes
The High

Mind-altering substances have always had an influence on popular culture and music, but for hip-hop it wasn’t just in the... more

08 Jun 2022 · 25 minutes
Hip-Hop As Therapy

Hip-hop has been called many things: a culture, a religion, and a way of life. For the people of the... more

01 Jun 2022 · 27 minutes
The Turntable

In the fundamentals of hip-hop, the DJ is number one. From the first party DJ Kool Herc played in the... more

25 May 2022 · 25 minutes
The OJ Car Service

In this very first episode of Origins of Hip-Hop host Grandmaster Caz sits down with legendary MC Sha Rock and... more

18 May 2022 · 28 minutes
Origins of Hip-Hop
The Crew
Origins of Hip-Hop