A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.
Did You Know?
was originally against having Cap
appear in the film because he had become friendly with the graffiti artists whose work Cap had ruined. But Tony Silver
insisted that Cap appear because his name was repeatedly mentioned by the artists. Some of the artists felt betrayed by Chalfant because they felt that he gave Cap the attention that he sought. See more
There's two styles of graffiti that are trying to, you know, co-exist with each other. But it ain't gonna work like that. Blood Wars, buddy. Blood Wars.
Referenced in Beat Street
Written by Ernie Maresca
Performed by Dion DiMucci
Courtesy of Laurie Records See more