The Roots bandmates will play a role in AMC's newest series.
Recently, the AMC Network announced its latest six-part series AMC Visionaries: The Rap Yearbook (working title), and in the producing credits appear The Roots' Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter.
The new series is based on the the New York Times best-selling book — The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed, written by Shea Serrano
"Wrote a book about rap & now AMC is turning it into a 6-episode documentary with The Roots as executive producers on it the universe is wild,” Serrano penned on Twitter Saturday (July 29). “This shit don’t even feel real.”
"Each episode is centered on the story of one key song and features a special guest MC as well as a select group of core contributors including legendary rap artists, acclaimed music experts and other fresh voices," wrote AMC of the forthcoming series. "The series gives viewers a deeper understanding of what hip-hop is all about by diving into the music and its history."