Questlove and Black Thought production executive of "The Rap of the Yearbook" AMC
Coming to a small screen near you.
The AMC Network has announced a six-part, year-long documentary of the series, AMC's the Visionaries: The Rap Yearbook (working title), which finds The Roots' Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter in the role of executive producers.
Based on the Shea Serrano of the New York Times best-seller — The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed — the series dissects classic Hip Hop songs and tells the stories of the geniuses behind them. Serrano is clearly having trouble wrapping his head around the fact of something that he wrote became a television show.
"he wrote a book about rap and now AMC is turing into a 6-episode documentary with The Roots as executive producers in the universe is of the nature", wrote on Twitter on Saturday (July 29). "This shit don't even feel real."
this shit don't even feel real
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano), July 29, 2017
According to AMC, each of the six episodes delve into the details of a particular song, and "feature a special guest MC as well as a select group of collaborators, including the legendary rap artists, acclaimed music experts and other fresh voices." Each episode is going to break what was going on in the streets and on the radio, while a touch on the mind of the people that helped to make Hip Hop, one of the most powerful genres in the history of music.
While Serrano's book that was supposedly a huge undertaking, acknowledged in a 2015 interview with HipHopDX that he took a second pair of eyes.
"When I first put the list of songs, I've had a couple of different people to look at to make sure I was ok," he said. "You try your best to put everything in there, but that's just how it goes ... everyone has people that they like. For example, I really like Kendrick Lamar now. I think that is the best, the best rapper of the last five years in terms of new guys go."
Serrano clearly did n