Hip Hop Nation


This exciting series takes you on a tour of the Hip Hop movement in pop-culture. Go behind-the-scenes with the celebrities, hear their latest music videos, visit them at home, explore their fashions, cars, go with them to the wildest clubs, and see extreme comedy sketches such as "Surviving the Hood".


50 Cent, Ludacris, Ice Cube, Warren G, Nate Dogg, Lil' Bow Wow, Ja Rule, Master P & Lil' Romeo, Jurassic 5, Eve and The RoughRiders, Nelly & The St. Lunatics, Queen Latifah, Toni Braxton, Wu Tang Clan, Fat Joe, Too Short, Suge Knight, Coolio, Mr. Cheeks, Kurtis Blow, MC Lyte, Lil' John & The East Side Boyz, Nappy Roots, Erykah Badu, Big Daddy Kane, Raphael Saadiq, Paradime, DJ Craze, Russell Simmions, NERD, Naughty by Nature, The Arsonists, Slum Village and more!



RUNTIME: (41 x 30 Min)


William Leigh Media Group


Zoom Culture Inc., William Leigh Media Group

YEAR: 2002

RELEASE DATE: 01/01/2002






Long Synopsis

This half-hour series takes you on a glam-slam tour of the most influential, lucrative and boundary-smashing movement in pop culture hip-hop, from the superstars to the strivers to the style. Authentic and in-depth, Hip-Hop Nation: Notes from the Underground explores how hip-hop has become more than just a popular beat, but a true phenomenon, influencing everything from movies and politics to rival musical genres and high fashion. HHN episodes consist of four distinct content blocks: Block One -- Stars: Go behind the scenes and in-depth with some of hip-hop's most recognizable celebrities. Block Two -- Lifestyles: Move past the music to explore the fashion, the cars, the gear and much more. Block Three -- Discoveries: Meet tomorrow's stars today and visit the country's wildest clubs. Block Four -- Fringes: Escape the ordinary with a kicker segment that exploits the hip-hop elements in sports, exotic vacations and comedy including the sketch serial, "Urban Survival Tips." Content from Current Episodes: Stars: Go behind the scenes with hip-hop's top stars and up-and-comers: N.E.R.D.- They've produced for Britney, No Doubt, Jay-Z and Janet. Now The Neptunes have donned a new name, a new groove, and have moved from behind the mixing board to the mic. Russell Simmons - The icon discusses all things hip-hop from founding Def Jam Records, to his new clothing line to the industry today. Ludacris - His 'Southern Hospitality' and quick-wit keep this Atlanta DJ-turned-multi-platinum artist at the top Nelly - Even an 'overnight success' takes years of hard work. The Grammy winner tells all. Lifestyles: Experience the broad and exciting culture of hip-hop and the people who make it happen: Fashion: Inside design houses such as Sean John, Blood Sweat & Tears and Chedda. Whipz: Inside car clubs. Labz: Inside the studios and homes of hip-hop's creative movers and shakers. Breakz: Inside the ever-popular world of break dancers. Discoveries: Hit the streets for a grassroots tour of hip-hop's next wave: Next!: Profiles of the acts bound for greatness. Perfect for maintaining your cutting edge. Club Secretz: Experience the nation's hottest nightclubs. Street Fashion: Hip-hop fans from around the country model their slickest threads and offer tips. Fringes: Urban Survival Tip: A humorous 'how to' guide to surviving in the 'hood Sports Beat: A pure shot of hip-hop laced adrenaline featuring skaters, bikers and more.