It’s about time that someone like Darby Wheeler has stepped up and made a much needed documentary about the birth and growth of hip-hop now received widely around the world. After many years of the music being put down, hip hop music and culture has reached a level where its universal language is common. Pinpointing its birth is what this documentary Hip-Hop Evolution does and it lays down the timeline of how hip-hop music grew over the years. Canadian rapper Shad goes back to the start of hip hop when he visits DJ Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaatta in New York to the many rappers or hip-hop artists that have influenced the music that it is today.
Premiering at this year’s HOT DOCS Festival in Toronto, Hip-Hop Evolution will give us a sincere take of what the music and culture meant to these hip-hop icons and how they all left an impact on the music. Banger Films who is responsible for this production and music documentaries of the past such Super Duper Alice Cooper and Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage is again living up to its name and has taken a turn on a music genre that has really taken over worldwide. Hip-Hop Evolution will go down as one of the best hip-hop documentaries of all time because of its authentic approach similar to the way this music is made.