Hip-hop dominates the world today, but that was not always the case. Now, Will Smith is here to educate us on the subject with his new podcast Class of ‘88, produced by Audible and Amazon Music.
This eight episode limited series launches October 26, and features a list of exciting guests including Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Rakim, Fab 5 Freddy, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Chuck D and DJ Red Alert. Each hip-hop icon will share about their first person experiences, archival information and insights on how 1988 was a pivotal year.
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Smith, who was born and raised in West Philadelphia (as his famous song claims), narrates the trailer. “Today, Hip-Hop dominates pop culture, but it wasn’t always like that. Before 1988, a lot of people saw our music as just a passing fad,” the Fresh Prince expresses. “And to tell the story of how that changed, I wanna take you back to a very special year in rap.”
The whole concept is to talk to the people who were there. Not only will the interviews be informative, but also personal as the trailer teases Smith and DMC talking about Smith’s birthday while they were on tour. They even mention a “cardboard cut out” DMC gifted the podcast’s host.
It was a year “the world was on fire,” Queen Latifah says, and this podcast is going to break it down.
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