LL COOL J and Ice-T have teamed up with A&E for a TV series highlighting Hip-Hop memorabilia. This week, A&E announced a new show titled Hip-Hop Treasures, which will premiere on August 12. The series features LL COOL J, Ice-T and others hunting for some of the most famous items in Hip-Hop.
Cipha Sounds, Yo-Yo, Pete Nice and Universal Hip-Hop Museum curator Paradise Gray join LL COOL J and Ice-T in the search for Hip-Hop memorabilia. The team tracks down a variety of notable items such as The Notorious B.I.G.’s jersey from his “Juicy” video, Flavor Flav’s clocks and DMX’s Aaliyah car.
Hip-Hop Treasures also explores the personal stories behind the memorabilia. DMC, Fat Joe, Master P, Soulja Boy and Naughty By Nature’s Treach are just a few of the artists who help provide the backstories in the upcoming series. The show includes the final on-camera appearance of Coolio, who passed away in 2022.
LL COOL J’s Rock The Bells partnered with A&E, Pulse Films and the Universal Hip-Hop Museum to create Hip-Hop Treasures. Many of the items shown in the series will be on display at the Universal Hip-Hop Museum, which is scheduled to open its permanent home in 2024.
Check out the trailer for Hip-Hop Treasures below.