VH1 will premiere a documentary, Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation, this Sunday. The documentary is executive produced and narrated by Ice-T; during the doc, Ice goes off on the state of Hip-Hop, as he addresses his frustrations with the culture.
“Rick Ross stole a n—-s name. I call him ‘Identity Crisis. Dudes start putting on the persona [of a drug dealer] like a dookie chain.”
Ice also speaks on Hip Hop being too Pop:
“Rap was a counterculture that went against pop. But when you have Rihanna singin’ on your records and you’re doin’ records with Katy Perry, that’s no longer rap, it’s pop music, pop using rap delivery. “
Ice T addresses Lil Wayne:
“When you hear Lil Wayne sayin’ ‘I got a chopper in the car,’ you go, ‘Yeah, right you do.‘”
In a recent interview with Vibe, Ice-T gives details about what the viewers can expect from the storyline:
“It’s an authentic film. I never sold drugs. I had other hustles I was involved with. We had Snoop and [Cypress Hill's] B-Real — basically the movie is just showing how these kids that were actually on the streets hustling ended up making it and why the music reflected it. It just takes u through that era that some of us lived through. Hopefully it will open people’s eyes and people can get a better understanding of that era.”
VH1’s Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation also features Snoop Dogg, RZA, Raekwon, Too Short and will premier on Sunday at 10PM (est).
You can view a preview of the documentary below: