Hip hop’s greatest artists and their legendary items take center stage in the thrilling new docuseries “Hip Hop Treasures.” Led by LL Cool J and Ice T, along with field collectors and museum curators, this exclusive collaboration between A&E, Pulse Films, Rock The Bells, and The Universal Hip Hop Museum pays homage to the culture’s icons and brings their cherished artifacts back to their birthplace, The Bronx.
In “Hip Hop Treasures,” viewers are treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the people and items that birthed the cultural phenomenon of hip hop. LL Cool J and Ice T, supported by collectors Cipha Sounds and Yo-Yo, as well as Chief Museum Curator Paradise Gray and curator Pete Nice, embark on a mission to unearth elusive items that will be displayed at The Universal Hip Hop Museum. Set to become “The Official Record of Hip Hop,” the museum is assembling the world’s largest collection of hip hop memorabilia, with a grand opening scheduled for 2024.
The series offers an exciting nostalgic journey, featuring personal stories from LL Cool J and Ice T, alongside unprecedented access to hip hop’s biggest names, including DMC of Run DMC, CeeLo Green, Flavor Flav, Fat Joe, Treach of Naughty by Nature, Master P, Soulja Boy, and more. The show also includes heartfelt tributes to The Notorious B.I.G., DMX, Biz Markie, and Coolio, who made his final on-camera appearance before his passing in 2022.
Don’t miss the chance to explore the mysteries behind hip hop’s iconic memorabilia, from Flavor Flav’s iconic clocks to The Notorious B.I.G.’s famous “Juicy” jersey and DMX’s Aaliyah car. “Hip Hop Treasures” premieres on August 12 at 10 p.m. on A&E, coinciding with hip hop’s 50th anniversary. Brace yourself for a captivating series that celebrates the genre’s rich history and cultural impact. Watch the promotional trailer to get a taste of what’s in store.
Produced by Pulse Films and Rock the Bells, the series boasts an exceptional lineup of executive producers, including Paradise Gray, Pete Nice, Erica Hanson, Tracey Baker-Simmons, Andrena Hale, Mira King, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, and Jonathan Partridge. Together, they’ve crafted a remarkable narrative that honors hip hop’s legacy and brings its treasures to the forefront for audiences worldwide to cherish.