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Credited cast:
New York City Breaker
Shannon ...
Himself (as Run-D.M.C)
Jason Mizell ...
Himself (as Run-D.M.C.)
Himself (as Run-D.M.C.)
Jimmie Jaz ...
Himself - DJ
Kevin Keaton ...
Himself (as Special K)
Kool Moe Dee ...
Michael Holman ...
Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Action ...
New York City Breaker
Flip Rock ...
New York City Breaker
Himself (as Prince Vince)
Icey Ice ...
New York City Breaker
Joseph ...
Josephine ...


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rap | hip hop | dance | d.j. | breakdance | See All (5) »







Release Date:

29 June 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Graffiti Rock and Other Hip Hop Delights  »

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This was a pilot for a dance show that was supposed to be a hip-hop version of New American Bandstand 1965 (1952) or Soul Train (1971). The show was not picked up but the pilot aired in syndication in 88 cities in the US. See more »


Host: Don't try this on your dad's stereo - only under hip hop supervision.
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Referenced in Scratch (2001) See more »


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Way before its time!
9 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was way before its time. Showcased every aspect of the the hip hop lifestyle, rap, graffiti, and turntablelist. Totally unconventional even featured a battle with the Treacherous Three featuring Kool Moe Dee.Probably didn't get picked up because it was a little too street, too raw, and definitely way too black. But this was epic classic ish. Run Dmc lays down a classic performance which included set in full graph mode. Debi Mazar is a dancer which I find completely wild, but that is typical of the NY hip hop scene then. All inclusive, all encompassing that featured every culture as well as the melding of punk, hip hop, and disco elements.

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