Over the past few years there have been a host of hip hop-centric documentaries and television programming, and some were legitimately good: from the history of Bad Boy Records to the life of The Notorious B.I.G., and the world of De La Soul’s are just some of the many watch-worthy shows out now.
2018 aims to continue that trend, with Netflix debuting series on Snoop Dogg’s youth football league and the life and times of Logic, 2 Chainz and Dave East among others. Showtime will follow suit with a new documentary ﬁlm by Sacha Jenkins, creative director of Mass Appeal magazine, Word Is Bond.
“The film examines the transformative power of lyrics in the world of hip hop music,” Showtime says in a statement. “What was born on the streets of the South Bronx has now taken root globally and the young poets of New York have helped to spawn regional dialects everywhere.”
The likes of Nas, Tech N9ne, J. Cole, Rakim, Pusha T, Rapsody and Anderson .Paak among others will appear in Word Is Bond. The documentary airs February 16th, which is aiming to make the day that much Blacker as the highly-anticipated film Black Panther also hits theaters.
Watch a teaser of Word Is Bond below.