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The world of rap music is highlighted in this first all-rap musical.Loosely based on the life of music impresario Russell Simmons, founderof Def Jam Records.]]>
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General Plot: An indie rap label tries to get off the ground.
Let's face it. Films like this you don't really watch for the plot. It's all about the music, baby! This film has lots of it, from various Reagan-era hip-hop and contemporary R&B personalities, all delivering first-rate performances. Hip-hop was just beginning to be exposed to mainstream America (and the world!), and "Krush Groove" was a major part of it. in retrospect, some may look at it as "hip-hop-exploitation", but for what it's worth, films like "Ferris Bueller", "Pretty in Pink" and "The Breakfast Club" didn't speak to urban kids at all... But Krush Groove did!
Rappers who play themselves: Run DMC (Darryl McDaniels, Joey Simmons, Jason Mizell); The Fat Boys; Kurtis Blow. The movie studio insisted on pop-star appeal, so Sheila E was brought in. This was Sheila E's first, and apparently last, starring role in a movie.
L.A. Law's Blair Underwood plays Russell. The real-life Russell Simmons has a bit part as a concert promoter in the film.
Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin plays himself. The real-life Def Jam was also started out of his dorm room at NYU.
Daniel Simmons, father of Russell and Joey (Run), plays the church deacon.
In the club talent show, performances from the Beastie Boys and New Edition (including Bobby Brown. He's at the far left during their bit).
"The Disco Fever", used for most of the club scenes, was shut down a few years later.
80's R&B group Full Force play thug enforcers in the flick. They would also go on to play bullies in the first two House Party films.
LL Cool J plays the kid who crashes the dorm room for an audition.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Yet another classic gem. This was a gift and my pastor who is a huge 80s hip hop fan. He enjoyed this because it was his childhood favorite movie.Published 8 days ago by BigBubs79
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