4 Reasons to Watch VH1’s The Tanning of America

The four-part documentary, based on producer Steve Stoute’s book, explores hip-hop’s history and impact.

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Joycelyn A. Wilson is an assistant professor at Virginia Tech and a director of the Four-Four Beat Project. She is an Emmy-nominated documentary film producer and Hiphop Archive alumnus fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute, part of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Follow her on Twitter.

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