Last year, record executive and entrepreneur Steve Stoute released a book titled The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy that detailed all the ways hip-hop has permeated popular culture, and the effect that has had on the world at large.

Now, VH1 is teaming up Billy Corben — the director of Cocaine Cowboys, The U, and Broke — to develop a four-part, four-hour documentary series based on the book, titled The Tanning Of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop, that will examine hip-hop as a cultural movement, and will feature interviews with everyone from hip-hop legends like Dr. Dre, Russell Simmons, Rick Rubin, to political figures like Cory Booker and Al Sharpton, to entertainment and business moguls like Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and Tommy Hilfiger.

The Tanning Of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop is set for a February 2014 premiere.

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