“The Message” showcases the influence of hip-hop over the span of 40 years. The four part narrative explores the factors behind its longevity and covers decades of musical history born from the streets of the South Bronx in the late 70’s to the digital revolution of the internet.

Narrated by Joe Budden, “The Message” features intimate testimonies from hip hop’s most influential contributors including Pharrell, Nas, Russell Simmons, A$AP Rocky, Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Birdman, Snoop Dogg, MC Lyte, Master P, LL Cool J, Big Boi, Bun B, 2 Chainz, Eve, Angie Martinez, Funkmaster Flex, Luther Campbell, Clive Davis, Mona Scott-Young, Questlove, E-40, David Banner, Fab Five Freddy, Nelson George, Big Tigger, Sway and many more including Chris Lighty’s final on-air interview.