I’ve been watching some of this over the past few days and really enjoying it (only two episodes in so far, two to go). I don’t consider myself particularly knowledgeable about the history of hip-hop but I’m familiar with the key players and enjoy the music, so it’s been a nice mix for me of finding out some new details and anecdotes, and putting the stuff I did already know about in some kind of order.
I love seeing some of the contemporary footage of the areas where the culture came from (I think Gar mentioned about how rough the Bronx looked back in the 70s in the glimpses we see of it here). It’s also been interesting to see the smaller steps of how hip-hop grew out of that glam/disco era and became its own thing. There’s more of a natural and gradual transition shown here than I’ve really appreciated before.
I’m already feeling disappointed that it’s only four episodes. I’m presuming (given the pace) that it doesn’t try and bring things anywhere near to the modern day by the end, or the last couple of episodes are going to be crammed.