A documentary on the evolution of music production has been airing this fall. Soundbreaking on PBS examines what music producers do, how the craft and technology has advanced, and the impact some men and women have had on superstars in Pop, Rock & Roll, Soul, and Hip-Hop. Episode 6 of the PBS documentary (“The World Is Yours”) aired this past week. This one hour focused on Rap music, beginning with 1979’s Sugarhill Gang and evolving to Kanye West’s emergence.
It features new commentary by Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, Rick Rubin, Q-Tip, The Bomb Squad’s Chuck D and Hank Shocklee, Ad-Rock, The Dust Brothers’ Mike Simpson, and others. There are also file footage interviews with other major players of Hip-Hop.
Episode 7 airs Monday (November 28) on PBS stations.
[via Ambrosia For Heads]