Meet the artists responsible for some of the most influential Hip Hop music to date: Nas, Jay-Z, Q-Tip explain what Hip Hop and rapping means to them. 'East Coast Mix 1' gets into the heart of this culture and explores the inner workings. There are serious observations about the record industry, the politics of making it, and surviving the game. Nas takes us on tour of the Queensbridge Housing Projects, where he struggled to survive and succeed as a rapper. Hang out with Jay-Z in the recording studio as he tell's us about his meteoric rise to the top of the rap game. Play basketball with Q-Tip in his favourite park in Queens, and listen while he give's a deeper understanding of what sets him apart as one of the most respected artists of our day. Industry experts give us an even deeper insight into these artists and the culture.