WunTu Media™ proudly presents “50+ Years of Hip Hop™ ,” a comprehensive tribute to the vibrant and multifaceted world of Hip Hop. This groundbreaking project aims to encapsulate not just the music but every intricate element that contributes to the rich tapestry of the culture – from graffiti and dance to DJs, clubs, fashion, and more.
Hollywood Wright Managing Partner, the visionary behind WunTu Media™, sheds light on the evolution of Hip Hop, emphasizing the indispensable role played by all its components. In his upcoming Docu-Series, Wright shares insights gleaned from thousands of private interviews with iconic artists from the ’70s till today. The series promises an in-depth exploration of the artists’ journeys and the impact of media, recording, and mainstream television on the transformation of Hip Hop.
WunTu Media™ is actively fostering connections with leading DJs, Artists, and Innovators in the industry through our weekly Zoom panels, held every Thursday night at 7 pm EST. These dynamic discussions delve into their pivotal roles in supporting artists, shaping radio playlists, and curating unforgettable concerts. It’s a collaborative endeavor aimed at contributing to the ongoing narrative of Hip Hop, with our managing partner, Hollywood Wright, leading the way. These insightful discussions are an integral part of our Docu-series, and we welcome your participation. If you’d like to join, please email us at 50years@WunTuMedia.com , providing a brief description of your background, including details such as who you are, what you do, where you’re based, and any relevant experiences. Address your email to the WunTu Media team. We look forward to engaging with you in these enriching conversations.
Hollywood Wright reminisces about his personal connection to the Hip Hop experience, recounting a transformative roller skating event in Eatontown, NJ, circa 1985-1986. LL Cool J and Big Daddy Kane, introduced by his friend John Fields or better known as DJ UNIQUE, left an indelible mark on the 17-year-old, sparking a lifelong passion. Wright emphasizes the significance of the clubs – from Bentleys NY to NY, Underground NY, Peppermint Lounge NJ, of course the Jersey Shore clubs and many others, as the true creators of the Hip Hop experience.
In the vibrant tapestry of New York’s nightlife during the 1990s, Nell’s stood out as a legendary club, seamlessly blending jazz, reggae, and hip-hop into a unique showcase. This iconic venue became a pulsating hub where luminaries like Run-DMC frequently commandeered the DJ booth, infusing the space with the dynamic beats of the era. Notably, in 1995, The Notorious B.I.G. chose Nell’s as the backdrop for his timeless video “Big Poppa,” further etching the club into the annals of hip-hop history.
For Hollywood Wright, the managing partner of WunTu Media, Nell’s held a special place as his favorite club during that era. It was here that he experienced the magnetic energy of the music scene, surrounded by the influential figures and infectious rhythms that defined the epoch. The allure of Nell’s extended beyond its musical contributions, becoming a cherished memory and a testament to the cultural significance of New York’s nightlife.
Nell’s not only played a role in shaping the hip-hop narrative but also found a place in popular culture through Bret Easton Ellis’s novel “American Psycho,” where the fictional character Patrick Bateman frequented the establishment. This additional layer of association solidifies Nell’s status as an iconic cultural landmark.
Despite efforts to preserve its legacy, including interest from actor Mark Wahlberg in 2004, Nell’s eventually closed its doors on May 30, 2004. While the physical space may be gone, its impact on the spirit and diversity of New York’s nightlife remains an enduring part of its legacy.
Credit: Nell’s – Wikipedia
For Hollywood Wright, the managing partner of WunTu Media, Nell’s wasn’t just a cultural hotspot; it was a cherished destination where he and his wife could immerse themselves in the dynamic nightlife of the ’90s. Arriving at the club for a late dinner, Hollywood and his wife relished the opportunity to savor a delicious meal while enjoying the eclectic sounds of jazz, hip hop, and various other genres that resonated throughout Nell’s. The atmosphere, pulsating with energy, beckoned them to venture downstairs and dance until the early hours, witnessing the transformative power of music. As dawn approached, the couple would embark on a scenic journey through the Holland Tunnel, heading back to New Jersey. Their adventure didn’t end there – stopping on the Jersey side at the tunnel in Jersey City, they would indulge in a hearty breakfast, concluding their night filled with music, dance, and culinary delights in true New York style.
Immerse yourself in the innovative marketing journey of Hip Hop Car to Car as vibrant brochures were meticulously crafted and distributed with care. Picture the scene – each brochure a visual and informational feast, celebrating the essence of Hip Hop culture. With an artistic flair reminiscent of the genre itself, these brochures were strategically placed, adorning windshields like urban art installations, ready to capture the attention of passersby. The streets became a canvas, and every car, a potential enthusiast. From the selection of compelling visuals to the inclusion of insightful content, each brochure was a testament to the dedication of the creative minds behind Hip Hop Car to Car, leaving an indelible mark on the cityscape and inviting individuals to join the journey of this unique and dynamic cultural experience.
In a heartfelt examination, Hollywood Wright expresses his disapproval for those seeking to exploit the legacy of Hip Hop without authentic personal involvement. He boldly identifies the “impostors and opportunists,” pointing fingers at individuals comfortably ensconced in their lavish residences in Manalapan, NJ, and/or Marlboro, NJ, who are attempting to commercialize an experience they have never truly encountered. Wright passionately denounces the inauthenticity of these individuals who, from the confines of their comfort, try to profit from a cultural phenomenon they have never genuinely lived or understood.
Join WunTu Media on this captivating journey as they pay homage to the authenticity, diversity, and enduring legacy of Hip Hop – a cultural phenomenon that transcends music and permeates every aspect of our lives.
Stay tuned for updates on the Docu-Series and DJ panels, as WunTu Media™ continues to shape the narrative of “50+ Years of Hip Hop.”
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