Hip Hop Week
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Network Awesome proudly presents an entire week of programming on the history and culture of Hip Hop! The highly anticipated event boasts the best documentaries, films and video collections from all eras of Hip Hop, from the earliest days on the streets to the mega-stars of today.
 
Similar to our extremely popular week-long events like Electronic Music Week or the Women of Punk Week, our team of 30 curators have dug deep to unearth the most exciting, diverse and surprising material we could find, from an amazing collection of performances on Yo! MTV Raps, to the classic movie Beat Street to a look at Novelty Rap to a surprisingly absorbing documentary on Lil Wayne. And that’s just scratching the surface! A total of 30 shows will be presented during Hip Hop Week, with daily, in-depth articles in our magazine. It’s going to be amazing!

Network Awesome is a new kind of online TV experience that curates it's content from YouTube.  Our custom software recombines the individual clips and plays them back linearly to the viewer.  We feature 6 shows per day all of which are immediately added to the archive (which is now bursting with more than 5000 shows.) The future of TV is at your fingertips.

Oct. 22, 2012

Live Music Show - Yo! MTV Raps

A selection of performances from preeminent hip-hop showcase, Yo! MTV Raps

Collection - Parappa The Rappa

Classic playstation figure. Yes, the rapping dog. Kick, punch, it's all in the mind!

Hammerman: Rapoleon

Remember MC Hammer's animated series from 1991? Nope, neither do I, but now we can!

Collection - Chicago 'Drill' Music

After many years in the shadows, the violent world of 'Drill' rap has finally put Chicago on the map.

Doc - Gangsta Rap

crime, violence, profanity, sex, homophobia, racism, promiscuity, misogyny, rape, street gangs, drive-by shootings, vandalism, thievery, drug dealing, alcohol abuse, substance abuse and materialism.

Oct. 23, 2012

Street Frogs: Keep On Rappin'

Rap, rap! Who's there? Who can do hip hop better than a frog can? Street Frogs!

Live Music Show - Epic Rap Battles of History

Witness the magesty of these fictional rap-battles

Collection - Outkast 1994-2004

Andre3000 & Big Boi are two of the most original, courageous artists ever to come out of the hiphopworld. Stank you very much! ... Clips, live, talk & documentary footage.

Collection - Missy Elliot

The incomparable Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott has given the world some innovative and crazy hiphop and r&b.

Movie - Before I Self Destruct (50 Cent, 2009)

50 Cent writes, directs and stars in this 2009 film

Oct. 24, 2012

Live Music Show - Awesome Women Rappers

A collection of performances by early women rappers

Rappin' N' Rhymin'

Bizarre 90s VHS artifact presented by Hanna Barbera aims to teach kids basic knowledge through rapping and dancing

Network Awesome's Wild Stylez! ... The MegaMix

all the clips played in the first 12 episodes of our weekly hiphop show minus the "specials" and the ones that went down since first broadcast.

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Collection - Hip House

Tommy De Roos collects the best tracks ever from the subgenre, hip house!

Collection - Booty Basss

lots of bass, lots of fun ... with 2 Live Crew, Peaches, Sir Mix-A-Lot and many more ... Pop-booty, underground-booty, cutie-booty, nasty-booty: all in one show.

Oct. 25, 2012

120 Megabytes Hip Hop Week Edition

Special Hip Hop edition! All killer no filler!

Collection - Kids That Rap!

Kris Kross, Lil Romeo, Corndogs, and Arron Carter?

Doc - Scratch (2001)

An amazing look at the evolution of scratch DJing in hip-hop from the very beginning to the turntablism movement

Talk Show - Dr. Dre

Interesting and in-depth interview with hip hop legend, Dr. Dre

Movie - Repos (Master P, 2006)

"It ain't yo car till the last payment is made!"

Live Music Show - A Girl and Her Hip Hop

Rani of agirlandherhiphop.com curates a dope show of some of her faves! Right on!

Oct. 26, 2012

Collection - Novelty Rap

Some of the goofiest and wrongest attempts at hip hop of all time!

Doc - Cannibal Ox & Def Jux

Dutch Documentary about the Def Jux record label and their biggest artists Cannibal Ox.

Live Music Show - Sofie Fatouretchi (Stones Throw)

Sofie Fatouretchi of Stones Throw Records and Boiler Room LA serves up a massive playlist of some of her favorites!