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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 ... See full summary »
'Lee' George Quinones,
Fab 5 Freddy
In this movie based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, up-and-coming manager Russell Walker manages all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove Records, which include ... See full summary »
A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now, the world's best scratchers, beat-diggers, ... See full summary »
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
According to Fast Break (who appeared in the Treacherous Three sequence), there was a classroom up-rocking battle scene that involved the New York City Breakers and the Rock Steady Crew, but it was cut. There was also more of the climatic battle between these two crews at the Roxy nightclub. See more »
When Spit tags over Ramo's burner with the Dyer Ave train, you can see the "Sp" in "Spit" from a previous take. See more »
[quoting his father]
"When are you going to stop writing on the walls and make some money, when are you going to stop tagging the subway cars, when are you going to make your son legitimate... legitimate shit."
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"Tomorrow we're loose, and I got a rocket in my pocket - comp's to the Roxy..."
Being that I am a true product of the hip-hop and electronic dance music
generation, this is without a doubt one of my favorite movies of all time.
Beat Street, although not as "authentic" in some respects as Wild Style,
a film that is guaranteed to tug the heart strings of anyone who takes
in the culture of urban sample/DJ-based music and electro-club culture.
Although I will admit that at times the dialogue is somewhat cheesy, you
can't help but feel for the characters, and ultimately "wish you were
for the beginnings of hip-hop culture in New York City in the early
eighties. The b-boy battle scene at the Roxy nightclub (a real-life,
real-time competition between the legendary Rock Steady Crew and the NYC
Breakers) is just as essential to a hip-hop fan's archives as any classic
album. Watch some of the breakers' moves in slow-motion if possible to
truly appreciate the athletic and stylistic expertise of a seasoned
B-boy/B-girl. All praises due to the Zulu Nation!!!
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