Cable network Starz InBlack is celebrating the upcoming Black Music Month in June with a series of music related double features. Each Saturday night in June, Starz InBlack will air two films highlighting different genres of Black music. In addition to blues and jazz, hip-hop will also be well represented through several documentaries and live concert films.
Hip-hop related films set to air in June are as follows:
June 2 at 8:00 p.m. The Roots Present – Concert showcase includes performances from some of the most exciting, hottest hip-hop acts at work today, including Young Gunz, Mobb Deep, Jean Grae, Martin Luther, Skillz and The Roots.
June 9 at 9:10 p.m. Diplomats: The Book of Hip Hop: Chapter One – This documentary, hosted by Doug E. Fresh, was shot at a concert in Harlem . The special features the performances of many hip hop artists including Cam’ron, Juelz Santana and Jim Jones of the Harlem Diplomats, plus interview segments with Damon Dash, DJ Clue and Tony Touch.
June 16 at 8:00 p.m. Tupac Live at the House of Blues – Hip hop legend Tupac Shakur’s final live performance on July 4, 1996.
June 16 at 9:35 p.m. Snoop Dogg’s Puff Puff Pass Tour – Documentary following Snoop Dogg on his tour through 29 cities.
June 30 at 8:00 p.m. Wyclef Jean’s All Star Jam at Carnegie Hall – Multi-platinum award-winning superstar Wyclef Jean welcomes an all-star gathering to legendary Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first annual “Clef’s Kids” concert. Features performances by Jean, Stevie Wonder, Macy Gray and Mary J. Blige.