CNN Examines Hip-Hop’s Impact On Society In Hour Long Special

CNN

will examine the cultural value of Hip-Hop in an hour long special dubbed "Hip-Hop:

Art or Poison?" tonight (Feb 21.) Anchor

Paula Zahn will host a discussion about Hip-Hop music and its impact on African-American

society with Russell Simmons, Chuck D., Eve, and a panel of special guests. The

guests will examine whether Hip-Hop’s lyrics go too far into sex, crime, and hate."Hip-Hop:

Art or Poison?" is part of CNN’s week long special, Uncovering America. The

series offers in-depth reporting on conflicts and controversies that effect minority

groups, including African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian-Americans and gays.Public

Enemy’s Chuck D. will discuss how Hip-Hop has strayed from its original roots

and the impact that it’s having on black youth, as well as the violence that is

promoted in some of the music. He

also voices outrage at the predominately white record labels who continue to make

money off of it.The

show will focus on Hip-Hop’s effect on black culture and will be paralleled with

those that say Hip-Hop is a true "reflection of life in the ghetto".Paula

Zahn Now airs tonight at 8p.m. (ET).

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