Two Hip Hop legends team up for a new one A&E series.
LL Cool J and ice t lead Hip Hop Treasures, premiering Saturday, August 12 at 10/9c, in honor of 50 years of hip hop. They’ll find lost hip hop memorabilia alongside field collectors and museum curators, telling the story of some of hip hop’s greatest artists and the items they made famous, including The Notorious BIG’s iconic t-shirt from the ‘Juicy’ video, watches Flavor Flav. and DMX’s Aaliyah car.
This exclusive partnership between A&E, Pulse Films, LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells and The Universal Hip Hop Museum will honor these musical legends and bring their items back to the birthplace of the culture, the Bronx. These items will be on display at The Universe Hip Hop Museum, which is set to open in 2024.
“These kings and queens of culture deserve to be celebrated and elevated,” LL Cool J says in the trailer, which you can watch above to see some of the icons and memorabilia highlighted.
In the Hip Hop Treasures, viewers will get a nostalgic look at the memorabilia, which will be brought to life through the personal stories of LL Cool J and Ice T. It also includes unprecedented access to some of the biggest names in Hip Hop, such as DMC (Run DMC), CeeLo Green, Flavor Flav, Fat Joe, Treach (Naughty by Nature), Master P, Soulja Boy and more. There will also be tributes to The Notorious BIG, DMX, Biz Markie and Coolio’s last on-camera appearance before his death in 2022.
Hip Hop Treasures is produced by Pulse Films and Rock The Bells for the A&E Network. Executive producers for Pulse Films are Erica Hanson, Tracey Baker-Simmons, Andrena Hale and Mira King. Paradise Gray and Pete Nice are executive producers. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Jonathan Partridge are executive producers for A&E Network.
Hip Hop TreasuresSeries premiere Saturday, August 12, 10/9c, A&E