An upbeat, lets-put-on-a-show musical about the wonders of hip-hop music and culture that tells the story of Kenny, a young hip-hop artist living in the rough slums of the Bronx with his younger brother Lee and their mother Cora. Kenny dreams of making it big as a disc jockey and playing in the most swank of Manhattan nightclubs, the Roxy. Into their lives comes Tracy, a composer and assistant choreographer from the City College of New York, who inspires him to try to continue his dream while romance begins to grow between them, despite coming from different neighborhoods and worlds. Meanwhile, Lee is part of a break-dancing crew set on dominating the scene of their street. The rest of their friends include Ramon, a graffiti artist determined to spread his painting to every subway car in the city while dealing with his girlfriend Carmen and Chollie, a fellow disc jockey who becomes Kenny's manager after he lands him a gig at a Bronx club. Many hip-hop groups, electro artists, break ... Written by
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Did You Know?
Spit was based on a real-life graffiti artist named Cap
who was featured in the documentary Style Wars
(1983). Cap would deface other graffiti artists' work by painting his name over them. See more
When Lee first starts dancing at the Roxy battle, he has a knee pad on his left knee. As he starts his backspin, it disappears. See more
[Lee explains about how he got arrested for dancing
Hey, Mom, these fools busted us for dancing, can you believe that?
I believe you better shut your damn mouth before I decide to leave you down here.
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Beat Street Breakdown
Composed by Melle Mel
, Reggie Griffin, Sylvia Robinson
Performed by Melle Mel See more