We’ve long heard claims to America’s greying, but tanning?! Steve Stoute‘s newest documentary The Tanning Of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop sets out to explore the total cultural impact of our fine tradition. That is to say, how hip-hop has effected social and political interaction at large. With testimonies from some of our greatest luminaries — including Nas, Pharrell, Rev Run, Dr. Dre, Rick Rubin and the director himself– Stoute shines light on how our burgeoning culture has infiltrated suburban iconography and how hip-hop may have facilitated the election of the first black president. Be sure to catch the four-part documentary when it premieres February 24th at 11pm on VH1 as part of its already stellar RockDocs series and scroll through to snag a peek of the trailer.