Here’s our first look at ‘Word Is Bond,’ an upcoming documentary that “examines the transformative power of lyrics in the world of hip-hop music.”  

The doc is directed by hip-hop renaissance man Sacha Jenkins, the film features old footage and in-depth interviews with MCs like Nas, Rakim, Pusha T, J. Cole, Vince Staples, Jadakiss, Styles P, Rapsody, Tech N9ne, Royce Da 5’9″, Freeway, Brother Ali and Rhymefest, who proudly proclaims, “Rap is like the Bible, G!”

Word Is Bond premieres Friday, February 16 at 10pm ET on Showtime. Watch the trailer below.