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The Most Important Moments in The Tanning of America

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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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Hip Hop Changed Us: Grace Gordon Discusses The Tanning Of America

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 MediaRafi D’Angelo of SoLetsTalkAbout.comHot 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.

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The Tanning of America Screening Brings Out Everyone from Seinfeld to Nas

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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.

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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.

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Hip Hop Changed Us: Rob Markman Discusses The Tanning Of America

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 MediaRafi D’Angelo of SoLetsTalkAbout.com, and Hot 97′s Miss Info. Now it’s time for our conversation with MTV’s Rob Markman.

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The Most Colorful People in The Tanning of America

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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.

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