The Discovery Channel’s subsidiary, The Discovery Times Channel, will air a documentary on Detroit hip-hop on the weekly series “Only in America,” narrated by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Charlie LeDuff, of The New York Times.
The documentary, “The Real 8 Mile,” explores the underground hip-hop scene in Detroit and features three rappers from three different ethnic backgrounds seeking to achieve one common goal: success.
Hush, of Geffen Records is Caucasian, Ill Uno is African-American, and Lazarus is Pakistanian.
The episode also includes cameos from various Detroit artists and radio personalities.
The musical score was handled by up-and-coming Detroit producer Alpha-bet, of Bang on the Table Productions.
“The Real 8 Mile” premieres Feb. 9 at 8 pm E.T.
The Discovery Times Channel will also showcase other hip-hop themed content in February, including “Breakin’ In: The Making of a Hip-Hop Dancer,” which features three young women who dance in music videos in hopes of furthering their career.
“Breakin’ In: The Making of a Hip-Hop Dancer” airs Feb. 20 at 2:00 p.m. E.T.
Another series, “A Make Over Story,” will debut an episode titled “Hip-Hop Runway” on Feb. 24 at 11:30 a.m. E.T.
The episode follows a pair of interns at Madeline Says, who prepare for a launch party attended by Jay-Z.