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NBC to Air Documentary Honoring and Exploring Bay Area Hip-Hop

Too Short: “Nobody else from the West Coast can do it like Bay area.”

A Bay Area documentary is coming to NBC.

“The Culture of Hip Hop” documentary honoring and exploring Bay Area hip-hop features commentary from legends like E-40 and Too Short, to new stars like Saweetie, G-Eazy, Kamaiyah and more.

The one-hour project sets out to examine the region’s influence in West Coast rap and beyond and also includes interviews with Bay Area DJs Big Von and Chuy Gomez, and hip-hop historian Davey D.

READ: Bay Area Legend Keak Da Sneak Faces Prison While in Wheelchair. Here’s How Incarceration Will Affect Him

Too Short appears in the doc’s official trailer, saying, “Nobody else from the West Coast can do it like the Bay Area.”

“The Bay Area is home to a thriving Hip Hop scene, producing legendary artists who paved their own road, and emerging talent who are using their skills and creativity to express the reality of life in our neighborhoods,” President and General Manager of NBC Bay Area, Stacy Owen said in a press statement. “In Culture of Hip Hop, we’re able to connect with the people behind the personas and show why hip-hop is more than just a music genre.”

READ: Saweetie Talks About How She Went From Freestyling on IG to Working w/ No I.D. [INTERVIEW]

Culture of Hip Hop airs Saturday (April 27) at 10 p.m. on NBC Bay Area.

Watch the trailer above.

Ivie Ani

Ivie is a Nigerian-American, native New Yorker, and journalist covering culture. Usually on-air, on deadline, and on point. @ivieani

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