Nas, RZA & More Discuss The Earliest Days of Hip-Hop in The Message Hip-Hop Documentary (Video)

BET’s 4-part Hip-Hop documentary, The Message, premieres tonight at 10pm. Part 1 focuses on the early days of Hip-Hop and features Doug E Fresh, Fab 5 Freddy, Ice Cube, DJ Premier, Grand Wizard Theodore, Nas, MC Lyte, Questlove, Russell Simmons, Snoop, RZA, Sway, Talib Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, Eve, Swizz Beatz and about 50 other Hip-Hop luminaries. It discusses the impact of Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, The Cold Crush Brothers, Afrika Bambaataa, Sugar Hill Gang, Kurtis Blow, Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J, Def Jam and much more. Here’s a clip of Nas, RZA, Def Jam publicist Bill Adler and more discussing the early days of the culture.

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