A new, secretive documentary, kept under wraps for some time, is now streaming on Hulu. The doc, entitled 69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez, is the latest project from Vikram Gandhi – the acclaimed filmmaker of Kumaré – and it explores the rise and fall of Tekashi69 aka 6ix9ine one of the most controversial figures in contemporary hip-hop culture.
Part investigative documentary, part real-life gangster movie, 69 unpacks the life of polarizing rap sensation and pop cultural antagonist Tekashi69. The guy behind Gooba is an artist who repeatedly broke the internet with over-the-top music videos and social media beefs before infamously testifying against Brooklyn gang the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods in a landmark trial. The film gets up close and personal with the neighborhood locals who knew 69 when he was still just Danny Hernandez—before the hard-core persona and the face tattoos—to chronicle his meteoric rise and fall from fame and probe the harsh extremes of addiction to fame in the digital era.
Peep the trailer below and stream it on Hulu now.