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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Demon ...
Himself
Kase 2 ...
Himself (as Kase)
Eric Haze ...
Himself (as SE 3)
Spank ...
Himself
Trap ...
Himself
Kay Slay ...
Himself (as Dez)
Butch
Skeme ...
Himself
Zone ...
Himself
Min One ...
Himself (as Min)
Cap ...
Himself
Michael Martin ...
Himself (as Iz the Wiz)
Quik ...
Himself
Mare ...
Himself
Li'l Seen ...
Himself
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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.

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According to Seen, Henry Chalfant originally intended to make a documentary about breakdancing but felt that he did not have enough interesting footage. So he instead focused on graffiti art and combined the footage which led to graffiti art becoming associated with hip-hop culture. See more »

Quotes

Cap: I am not a graffiti artist. I am a graffiti bomber.
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Connections

Referenced in Just to Get a Rep (2004) See more »

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Beat Bop
Written by Rammellzee and K-Rob
Performed by Rammellzee featuring K-Rob
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Classic film with a great new release on DVD!
4 May 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Many in the world of Hip Hop already know this film in and out. For those with only a passing interest in Hip Hop culture and Graffiti, this film is a must. Any lover of great documentary film making would appreciate Style Wars. Any individual who remembers, or wants to see, what New York City was like in the 70's and 80's should view this film. There are so many reasons to watch Style Wars. For those of you who have seen the film on worn out VHS dubs and bootlegs, toss those old copies in the closet or give it to the 10 year old down the block and go out and get the DVD. The double disc set comes with , no joke, hours of extras. Interviews with the writers as adults, art galleries, outtakes, extra short films and so much more I can't even get into. This may be the closest we will get to a sequel. I was watching the discs for 3 hours last night and didn't get through everything. Style Wars is a small film worthy of the Big Treatment it has received on DVD from Plexifilm.


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