Questlove and Black Thought have been announced as producers behind yet another television show, expanding their work in TV beyond their duties on The Tonight Show.
Earlier this year, it was revealed The Roots would help produce children’s television shows for Amazon. Now, they’ll help bring the history of hip-hop to the small screen with an AMC Visionaries documentary series.
With help from Shea Serrano‘s The Rap Yearbook, which goes through every year from 1979 to 2015 and debates the most important song to hip-hop in that specific year, the series will “debate and deconstruct the most important moments and songs from the biggest years in the history of hip-hop with each episode centered on the story of one key song but featuring a special guest MC as well as a select group of core contributors including legendary rap artists, acclaimed music experts and other fresh voices,” according to Variety.
At the very least, this seems like it’ll be a hella entertaining and insightful series of the history of hip-hop with some people way smarter than you or me.
There’s no word on what stage of development the show is in or when it will ultimately air on AMC, but we’ll be locked in whenever it does. Congrats to Shea, and congrats to The Roots.
wrote a book about rap & now AMC is turning it into a 6-episode documentary with The Roots as executive producers on it the universe is wild pic.twitter.com/HnjjVKgw94
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) July 29, 2017
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) July 30, 2017