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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 Run-D.M.C., Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Kurtis Blow, while Rick (Rubin) produces the label's records. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell doesn't have the money to press records, he borrows money from a street hustler. At the same time, Russell and and his brother Run both compete for the heart of R&B singer Sheila E. Written by Anonymous

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The sexy singer. The sharp manager. The street-smart guys.They're rockin' it the hard way.... And in the streets, on the subways, and in the clubs, they're creating the sound no one's ever heard before. See more »

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25 October 1985 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The original concept of Krush Groove was a concert documentary of the original Fresh Fest, one of the first hip-hop concert-arena tours, but Russell Simmons convinced producers Michael Schultz and Doug McHenry to produce an original feature film instead. See more »

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LL Cool J appears as himself in a scene halfway through the film where he auditions for Rick and the other Krush Groove management team. In that scene, it is presumed that LL Cool J is an unknown. However, near the beginning of the film, when Sheila E. is performing "A Love Bizarre" in a club, the name "LL Kool J" (sic) can be seen written on the chalkboard behind her on stage. The chalkboard is still seen during other performances before LL Cool J makes his appearance. See more »

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The charcter of Russel Walker was based on the life of Russel Simmons. See more »

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Featured in It's Black Entertainment (2002) See more »

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Can You Rock It Like This
Performed by Run-D.M.C. (as Run-DMC)
Written by LL Cool J (as J.T. Smith), Rick Rubin (as R. Rubin), Lawrence Smith (as L. Smith)
Available exclusively on Profile Records
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If you like old school rap this movie is for you
12 September 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a movie about the struggles of early rap groups trying to make it big in the 80's when rap was not a popular music genre. This is not the most dramatic of movies by any stretch of the imagination, but if you like old school rap acts like RUN-DMC, The Beastie Boys, The Fat Boys, and LL Cool J you will find this movie entertaining. However if you are not familiar with the 80's rap scene you may not be very impressed with this movie. I though it would be a really stupid movie at first, but once I watched it I was impressed.


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