Shea Serrano’s The Rap Year Book is one of the best hip-hop books around, up there with ego trip’s Book of Rap Lists and Dan Charnas’ The Big Payback. For those who have yet to experience the joys of Shea debating and deconstructing the most important rap song from every year since 1979 (in which case, you’re fucking up as a hip-hop fan), then you’ll want to tune in to this.

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According to Variety, AMC are turning The Rap Year Book into a six-part documentary series as part of their “AMC Visionaries” project. Following the blueprint of Shea’s best-selling book, the series will “debate and deconstruct the most important moments and songs from the biggest years in the history of hip-hop with each episode centered on the story of one key song but featuring a special guest MC as well as a select group of core contributors including legendary rap artists, acclaimed music experts and other fresh voices.”

Speaking of legendary rap artists, The Roots’ Questlove and Black Thought are on board as executive producers. AMC Visionaries: The Rap Pages is set to premiere in 2018.

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