The Hip-Hop Nucleus is a documentary on the world famous Tunnel nightclub of New York City. The Tunnel was the club most people feared to enter due to the constant violence, sex and drugs. The Tunnel opened in early 1992 by Peter Gatien. In 1994 promoters Jessica Rosenblum and Chris Lighty began promoting a Hip-Hop parties on Sunday’s called Mecca. In 1996 Franchise Entertainment took over the Sunday night and this was during the Golden Era of Hip-Hop and the Tunnel became a Hip-Hop Nucleus as it birthed a lot of today’s multi platinum artist who went on to become Grammy winners, CEO’s, entrepreneurs and even moguls. Artist such as Sean “Jay-Z” Carter, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jermaine Dupri, Andre “Dr. Dre” Smith, Snoop Dogg and DJ Funkmaster Flex to name a few. One of the Tunnel past bouncers was Vin Diesel. In 1995, Arthur D. Alston III was a Videographer/Producer who began documenting the Sunday Hip-Hop night at the Tunnel and captured what would become the best night in NYC Hip-Hop history. The Hip-Hop Nucleus is a historical nostalgic documentary that takes you back to the Golden Era of Hip-Hop. It’s a educational experience on Hip-Hop history that will make you feel like you were actually at The Tunnel. The story is told by those who were there. The staff, artist and the patrons. Come inside. This may be the last time to enter the club most people feared to enter. The Tunnel. Archived Tunnel footage with Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nas, DMX, 50 Cent, The Lox, Eve, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, Cormega and more Interviews with The legendary Tunnel Security and other staff members, DJ Big Kap, DJ Johnny Walker Red, DJ Premier, DJ Scratch, DJ Kid Capri, DJ Chuck Chillout, Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Twinz, Styles P of the Lox/D-Block, Naughty By Nature, Tek of Smif n Wessun, Mr. Cheeks of The Lost Boyz, G-Wiz of Bravehearts, Rich Dollaz, Born True and more.
Cast & Crew
- Music Documentaries
- English (Stereo)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.