‘The Rap Yearbook’ to Be Made Into AMC Documentary Series
Music critic Shea Serrano wrote an analysis of rap culture's most impactful songs of each year from the beginning years in 1979 up until 2015 called The Rap Yearbook, and now it's coming to our small screens. According to Variety, AMC has signed a deal to create The Rap Yearbook into a documentary series that will potentially air in 2018.
AMC confirmed the series will feature six different parts that will be incorporated into their AMC Visionaries project. On top of the series being signed on by the television network, The Roots' Questlove and Black Thought will reportedly serve as executive producers for the show as well. The official title of the show is slated to be AMC Visionaries: Rap Yearbook.
Variety also says The Rap Yearbook 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.”
Serrano responded to the series getting picked up by AMC, writing that the "universe is wild."
"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," the author tweets.
Stay tuned for updates about the new documentary series on The Rap Yearbook coming in 2018.
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