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Official Trailer for ‘Hip-Hop and the White House’ Music History Doc

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Official Trailer for ‘Hip-Hop and the White House’ Music History Doc

by Alex Billington
April 16, 2024
Source: YouTube

“You don’t have to be a political hip hop artist to make a political statement.” Hulu has revealed the official trailer for a new documentary film titled Hip-Hop and the White House, made by writer / filmmaker Jesse Washington (from Andscape) as his feature directorial debut. This is set for streaming next week on Hulu. Hip-hop’s rise from marginalized urban culture to powerful mainstream force is explored alongside its intersections with presidential politics and policies from the 1970s to present day. “We feel this is the perfect time to discuss how hip-hop has influenced presidential politics, and to ask what we can expect from the culture in this upcoming election season,” Washington states. Based on material generated & reported by Andscape’s team of award-winning journalists, this doc will be the first in a series produced by this team. It’s narrated by Atlanta’s Jeezy and includes interviews with Common, YG, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, KRS-One, Roxanne Shante, Bun B, Bakari Kitwana, Farai Chideya, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Curren$y, Dave “Davey D” Cook, Grandmaster Caz, Waka Flocka Flame, and Chika, among many others. Check it out below.

Official trailer (+ poster) for Jesse Washington’s doc Hip-Hop and the White House, from YouTube:

Hip-Hop and the White House Poster

Featuring narration by Jeezy, the Atlanta rap superstar who predicted the future when he released “My President” several months before the election of Barack Obama in 2008, Hip-Hop and the White House examines the relationship between the most powerful American cultural movement of the past 50 years and the most powerful position on the planet – the President of the United States. The doc film begins by illustrating how presidential policies in the 1970s and ’80s created conditions of oppression and neglect that birthed hip-hop. It then goes on to chronicle how the culture went from ignored and misunderstood by presidential administrations to courted and embraced for its unparalleled influence on American youth. Hip-Hop and the White House is directed by American journalist / filmmaker Jesse Washington, making his feature directorial debut, also a journalist and author, working as a senior writer for Andscape on ESPN. Executive produced by Jason Aidoo, Dwayne Bray, Jeezy, and Jesse Washington. Hulu will debut the Hip-Hop and the White House doc streaming on Hulu starting April 22nd, 2024 coming up. Who’s interested?


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