Hip Hop Changed Us: Sharon Carpenter Discusses The Tanning Of America


The four-part television event, The Tanning Of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop, has been enlightening VH1 viewers for two nights now, and it’s still running until Feb. 27, every night at 11 PM ET. We caught up with some of the most important people in media to find out how hip hop changed their lives, and continue the discussion that’s being sparked by the program. We’ve already heard from Joe La Puma of Complex MediaRafi D’Angelo of SoLetsTalkAbout.comHot 97’s Miss Info, and MTV’s Rob Markman. Now we’re breaking down the culture with REVOLT TV’s Sharon Carpenter.

Sharon Carpenter spent her formative years growing up overseas in the United Kingdom. Hip-hop hadn’t fully exploded in the mainstream just yet, but it’s impact was still being felt by the British. In our video, Carpenter talks about what that experience was like for her, and how The Tanning of America informs her work with rap music everyday on REVOLT.

Airing February 24-27 at 11 PM ET each night, The Tanning of America takes a look at how hip hop has completely shifted the landscape of American culture. Check back tomorrow for another hit of knowledge from strategy director Grace Gordon.

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