Mos Def and Common will be two of several artists being filmed for a new music documentary series for cable channel Current TV titled “Embedded.”
The debut episode, airing October 14, spends seven days with Mos Def as he performed at venues in Tokyo and Osaka. Cameras capture him in a hotel room, wearing a bathrobe and smoking a cigarette, and discussing the differences between Japanese and American culture – revealing how impressed he is by the intensity of the local hip-hop fans who have been filling clubs for a week to see him perform.
The independent channel will later debut a few “best of” compilations from all of the episodes.
“No one is committing to this type of music programming in the television space,” said Davis Powers, VP of Music Programming at the network. “We wanted to commit to doing real music journalism and documentaries — and that comes with working with the artists on the ground floor.”