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Movies and TV Shows That Celebrate Hip-Hop Music
Hip-hop music is known for its impressive production quality, sophisticated lyrical techniques, and overall ability to make us dance and get the party going. But hip-hop is more than just poetry to a beat: It's a lifestyle and a rallying cry for social justice, and it's been a major key to opportunities in the entertainment and business industries for people who have traditionally been locked out. To help mark the 50th anniversary of hip-hop music's inception in 1973, we've created this list of movies and TV shows that spotlight hip-hop history, artists, storylines, and soundtracks. From unforgettable mic battles to gorgeous visual albums and the humble beginnings of a famous rapper, these stories offer jumping-off points for fun and important conversations about the genre's cultural impact. For more tuneful titles, make sure to check out Movies and TV Shows That Celebrate Black Music.