The rappers are well known. The new FX docuseries Hip Hop Uncovered profiles five of the people that made the rappers possible.
Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, DMC, and more all lend their perspectives to reveal the stories of Bimmy ("Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, they bailed him out of jail"), Big U ("the Godfather"), Deb ("the one delivering the kilos"), Haitian Jack ("if you ask 2Pac, this is the dude who had him shot"), and Trick Trick ("the minute I was born, I knew this was finna be a road trip"), the financial backers for some of the biggest names in hip hop's early days, and the dangerous games they played to get that money in the first place.
"If you're respected, that gives you the ability to have power," Haitian Jack says in this trailer. "If you have power, you can make moves to make money. But it must start with respect."
Hip Hop Uncovered premieres February 12 on FX.
Andy Hunsaker has a head full of sitcom gags and nerd-genre lore, and can be followed @AndyHunsaker if you're into that sort of thing.