Hip Hop culture is now 30 years old and has matured into the mainstream of American culture. Planet Rock is a new production of VH1, telling the story of the birth of Hip Hop. Rather than just focusing on a specific form of art derived from the hip hop generation, such as music or break dancing, Planet Rock highlights the unique relationship between the rise of hip hop and the crack epidemic of the 1980s. Planet Rock is narrated by Ice-T and features interviews of the most influential rappers and the drug dealers of the 1980s era of hip hop.

Part 1 at header, Parts 2-6 below: