Our Channel Surfing TV picks for the week have a high musical influence along with some science fiction. Explore the history of rap in Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World. Humanity is pushed to the brink in The Ark. Then, find out who will walk away with an award at The Grammys.
The Black CNN
From its humble beginnings in New York City, Hip Hop has been a means of expression for minority communities. The music has brought the struggles and triumphs of the streets into homes around the world highly influencing pop culture.
Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World reflects back on the past 50 years of the genre and its social relevance and impact. Public Enemy’s Chuck D explores how these frontline storytellers help capture and relay the messages of injustice within the United States. Cultural commentators and the rap stars themselves discuss the evolution of Hip Hop’s influence and how it resonated with people.
Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World debuts Tuesday, January 31, on PBS.
A War for Survival
In the world of The Ark, Earth is no longer a planet to sustain life. As a result, we have looked to space and have set out on planetary colonization missions to ensure the survival of the human race. The very first of these missions is carried out by the crew of Ark One.
The ship experiences trouble during their journey causing damage, casualties, and the tragic loss of their senior leadership. Those remaining must band together to overcome their current situation. From being more than a year from their destination to the limited supplies, it will require everyone pulling more than their own weight.
The series premiere of The Ark is Wednesday, February 1, on Syfy.
The Biggest Night in Music
It’s that time again to recognize the excellence in the music industry for the past year. Some of the most popular names will be going head-to-head to earn one of entertainment’s most prestigious awards. It’s always exciting to see who will walk away with a Grammy.
Beyoncé has the potential to be the biggest winner with her nine nominations. Kendrick Lamar isn’t that far behind with eight while Adele and Brandi Carlile have seven each. You also can’t forget the performances and 2023 has some remarkable talent. Bad Bunny, Lizzo, Sam Smith, Steve Lacy, and Mary J. Blige are all confirmed to perform on stage with even more announcements to come along with some surprises.
Watch the 65th annual Grammy Awards show Sunday, February 5, on CBS.
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