Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Hip Hop Movies

The Freshest Kids is the first documentary to explore the mostly unknown history of hip hop’s first dance and its early pioneers.

Known by many names Breaking, Rocking, Burning, Going Off, B-Boying, Break Dancing the style was born at DJ Kool Herc's South Bronx house parties in the early 70s, catapulted to worldwide fame in the 80s, and evolved through the 90s into its latest ravity-defying incarnation as a thriving underground movement.

For the first time ever, legendary B-Boy pioneers such as Crazy Legs and Ken Swift bring their stories to you. From how the dance originated to how it has evolved through its 25+ year history, The Freshest Kids will leave you entertained, educated, and inspired.

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 Zoro's passion for his art and his personal life, particularly his strained relationship with fellow artist Rose.

But this isn't why one watches Wild Style, this movie is "the" classic hip-hop flick, full of great subway shots, breakdancing, freestyle MCing and rare footage of one of the godfathers of hip-hop, Grandmaster Flash, pulling off an awesome scratch-mix set on a pair of ancient turntables. A must-see for anyone interested in hip-hop music and culture.

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1 comment:

Stepin said...

Ouais des purs films. Dans le style HipHop Movies, je conseille aussi Style Wars, 20 ans de graffiti, Scratch, The Art of Freestyle, Rhyme & Reason...
Je dois en oublier, en tout cas ils sont obligatoires pour tout amateur de HH.