Russell Simmons Releasing A Hip-Hop Documentary Series

Russell Simmons is set to release a Hip-Hop documentary series in the coming weeks.

Def Jam’s co-founder isn’t slowing down by any means, in fact, he’s remaining extremely busy. Russell Simmons has announced that he is producing a Hip-Hop documentary series titled The Definitive History of Hip-Hop. The show will reportedly cover Hip-Hop from the beginning, to where we are now. In a press release, Russell Simmons talked about what he hopes the show accomplishes.

Russell Simmons on his new documentary series The Definitive History of Hip-Hop:

“Hip hop began in the Bronx and Queens, and was fueled by pioneering new artists with an incredible hunger to express themselves in unimaginably bold new ways. The Definitive History of Hip Hop is the untold story of the birth of this art form – the series gets behind the scenes of what drove the beats, the rhymes, the ideas — and the people — that so powerfully hit a chord with all of youth culture in America and around the world.

We are going long, and deep, and plan to follow the characters and story lines, the drama, the dreams, the deaths, the disruptions, that have made our narrative one of the most compelling American stories of the last three decades. And its future is still being written today, so the story is both timeless and endless.”

There is no release date for the series, but we’ll make sure to update this story when one is announced.