Legendary New York graffiti artist Lee Quinones plays the part of Zoro, the city's hottest and most elusive graffiti writer. The actual story of the movie concerns the tension between Zoro's passion for his art and his personal life, particularly his strained relationship with fellow artist Rose. But this isn't why one watches Wild Style--this movie is *the* classic hip-hop flick, full of great subway shots, breakdancing, freestyle MCing and rare footage of one of the godfathers of hip-hop, Grandmaster Flash, pulling off an awesome scratch-mix set on a pair of ancient turntables. A must-see for anyone interested in hip-hop music and culture. Written by
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Did You Know?
Recent DVD/Video release replaces original tracks that Grandmaster Flash is cutting up in his kitchen ("God Made Me Funky" and "Take Me to the Mardi Gras") with generic Chris Stein
-composed soundtrack music. This was because the original artists whose records Flash was using wanted $8,000 each for the rights to include the tracks in the re-release, but they were restored for the 2007 DVD release on Rhino/Atlantic Records. See more
Down By Law
Composed by Fab 5 Freddy
and Chris Stein
Performed by Fab 5 Freddy
(uncredited) See more