The Songs That Shook America, continues with an all-new episode that aired Sunday, November 3rd. In the fourth episode, “‘Elevators’ by Outkast” Hip hop’s southern voice breaks through with an unsuspecting song that redefines rap’s cultural and geographic boundaries.
Artists, their collaborators and other influential musical and cultural figures deconstruct compositions, revisit the impact the song had on them personally, and dissect the socio-economic and cultural conditions that inspired the landmark work and gave voice to a generation. Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America is part of AMC’s Visionaries series from Oscar and Emmy-winning Jigsaw Productions in association with Two One Five Entertainment. In addition to Thompson, Trotter and Gibney, the series is also executive produced by Shawn Gee, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, and Shea Serrano. Angie Day, Erik Parker and One9 also serve as co-executive producers.
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Alex Gibney serve as the show’s executive producers, and Erik Parker and One9 are the directors.