In a groundbreaking new documentary series, hip-hop legends LL Cool J and Ice T take viewers on a thrilling journey through the history of the genre. Titled “Hip Hop Treasures,” the show follows LL Cool J and Ice T as they search for the most sought-after and iconic items in hip-hop culture. This unique partnership between A&E, Pulse Films, LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells, and The Universal Hip Hop Museum celebrates the music legends and brings their cherished items back to the birthplace of the culture: The Bronx.
Led by LL Cool J and Ice T, along with field collectors and museum curators, the team embarks on a quest to uncover the stories behind some of hip-hop’s greatest artists and the items they made famous. From The Notorious B.I.G.’s iconic jersey featured in the “Juicy” video to Flavor Flav’s legendary clocks, and even DMX’s Aaliyah car, no stone is left unturned in their pursuit of hip-hop treasures. Each episode of the series promises an exciting adventure as the hosts delve into the rich history of the culture and connect with major stars who have played a pivotal role in shaping hip-hop.
“Hip Hop Treasures” brings together an impressive roster of hip-hop luminaries, ensuring that each episode is filled with star power. DMC, CeeLo Green, Fat Joe, Master P, Soulja Boy, Naughty by Nature’s Treach, and Coolio, in his final on-screen appearance before his passing, all make appearances throughout the series. These influential figures provide unique insights and personal anecdotes that add depth and authenticity to the exploration of hip-hop’s legacy.
In addition to its captivating hunt for hip-hop artifacts, “Hip Hop Treasures” pays homage to some of the genre’s fallen heroes. The series features heartfelt tributes to Biz Markie, DMX, and The Notorious B.I.G., celebrating their contributions and ensuring their legacies live on. This aspect of the show sets it apart, allowing viewers to connect emotionally with the artists and their impact on the culture.
One of the most exciting aspects of “Hip Hop Treasures” is the collaboration with the Universal Hip Hop Museum. As the largest collection of hip-hop memorabilia in the world, the museum serves as a vital institution preserving the culture’s history and artifacts. Throughout the series, LL Cool J and Ice T work closely with museum representatives Paradise Gray and Pete Nice, ensuring that the items they uncover find a permanent home where future generations can appreciate and learn from them.
Set to premiere on Saturday, August 12th at 10 P.M. ET, “Hip Hop Treasures” coincides with the weekend celebrating the official 50th anniversary of hip-hop. This timing adds an extra level of excitement and significance to the series, as fans old and new come together to commemorate the genre’s rich history. Through the exploration of iconic items and the personal stories of the artists who made them famous, LL Cool J and Ice T, along with a star-studded lineup of guests, take audiences on an unforgettable journey. The collaboration with the Universal Hip Hop Museum ensures that these treasures are preserved for future generations to appreciate. So mark your calendars, because on August 12th, the hunt for hip-hop’s most prized possessions begins.