Our week of The Tanning of America content concludes tonight with the fourth and final episode of the VH1 Rock Docs special at 11 PM ET. We’ve already taken a look at The Most Colorful People in The Tanning of America, but it’s also essential to look past individual personalities and consider the wide and far-reaching implications of several very specific events. Whether it was gangster rap making it to the cover of Rolling Stone or one entrepreneur from Brooklyn moving more like a mogul than a rapper, there are a handful of movements since the advent of hip-hop that have completely shifted the landscape of mainstream culture. Let’s explore those groundbreaking instances now with The Most Important Moments in The Tanning of America. Who would’ve thought that hip-hop could take it this far?
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Our four-part television event, The Tanning Of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop, concludes tonight at 11 PM ET. We’ve spent this week catching up with some of the most influential people in media to find out how hip hop changed their lives, and extend the conversation that’s been sparked by the program. We already heard from Joe La Puma of Complex Media, Rafi D’Angelo of SoLetsTalkAbout.com, Hot 97′s Miss Info, MTV’s Rob Markman, and REVOLT TV’s Sharon Carpenter. Now it’s time to discuss the culture’s impact with downtown NYC strategy director Grace Gordon.
We’re in the middle of The Tanning of America week here at VH1, and, in addition to the four-part television event airing Feb. 24-27 at 11 PM ET, last week’s screening was quite the star-studded gathering. Steve Stoute, author of the book that inspired the series, was in attendance. Hip-hop legends Nas and Fab Five Freddy showed up, too. Comedy icon Jerry Seinfeld made an appearance, as did Video Music Box creator Ralph McDaniels and our own #HipHopChangedUs contributor Sharon Carpenter. The message of The Tanning of America became a reality on this special night. Check out more photos in our gallery to see what else went down.
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 Media, Rafi D’Angelo of SoLetsTalkAbout.com, Hot 97′s Miss Info, and MTV’s Rob Markman. Now we’re breaking down the culture with REVOLT TV’s Sharon Carpenter.
Last night, The Tanning Of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop premiered on VH1, and it runs until Feb. 27, every night at 11 PM ET. We sat down with some of the most influential people in media to find out how hip hop impacts their lives, and extend the discussion that’s being generated by the four-part television event. We’ve already heard from Joe La Puma of Complex Media, Rafi D’Angelo of SoLetsTalkAbout.com, and Hot 97′s Miss Info. Now it’s time for our conversation with MTV’s Rob Markman.
Last night, the four-part television event, The Tanning of America, made its debut on VH1. The first installment of the series focused on hip-hop’s origins on the streets of New York City. As the program continues, we’ll highlight the genre’s path to the White House and detail its emergence as the most culturally significant movement of our time.
Tonight, The Tanning Of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop premieres at 11 PM ET on VH1! As part of the conversation surrounding the four-part television event, we hooked up with some of the most influential personalities in media to find out how hip hop impacts their lives, both personally and professional. We’ve already heard from Joe La Puma of Complex Media and Rafi D’Angelo of SoLetsTalkAbout.com; now we’re checking in with Miss Info, one of the best-known voices of NYC’s premier hip hop station, Hot 97.
Some child stars turn out great; many of them don’t. It’s a well-known trope in show business. If you become wildly famous and successful at an early age, the chances of failure as an adult increase dramatically, probably due to that whole “formative years” thing being completely screwed up thanks to the consistently outrageous dynamics of Hollywood. Right now, we’re seeing signs of trouble from Justin Bieber, who’s been arrested for DUI, had his house raided, been at war with his neighbors, and developed an affinity for shirtlessness and marijuana.
It’s Presidents Day and while the traditional move might be to celebrate a commander-in-chief’s political plays in the Oval Office, we can’t help but be smitten by their pop culture power moves throughout history. With each passing POTUS, being in touch with the youth, technology, and everything else the entertainment-obsessed citizens of their nation are watching and listening to has become increasingly important. Ronald Reagan always gets cool points for bringing Michael Jackson to the White House. Some say Bill Clinton pulled off his first election victory by playing sax on The Arsenio Hall Show. And who can forget Barack Obama brushing that dirt off his shoulder like the Jay Z song? Check out the rest of the gallery for a full rundown of the greatest pop culture moments in presidential history.
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