Wild Style 30th Anniversary
Collector's Edition, 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition
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WILD STYLE follows the exploits of maverick tagger Zoro (real life graffiti artist Lee Quinones), whose work attracts the attention of an East Village art fancier (Patti Astor) who commissions him to paint the stage for a giant Rapper's Convention. A documentation of the earliest days of hip-hop in the boroughs of New York, everything in WILD STYLE is authentic - the story, style, characters, and most of the actors, are drawn from the community. It features a pantheon of old-school pioneers, including Grandmaster Flash, Busy Bee, The Cold Crush Brothers and more. Now celebrating its 30th Anniversary, WILD STYLE chronicles the influential South Bronx youth culture of the day - before it became globally known - and shows many important hip-hop personalities in their milieu before they went on to reap national acclaim. Chief among these is Fab 5 Freddy, who hosted Yo! MTV Raps from its inception. As vibrant and relevant as ever, WILD STYLE presents the first celluloid vision of hip-hop as a unified culture, linking graffiti, break dancing, DJing, freestyle MCing and the emergence of the hip-hop nation, culminating in one of the greatest hip-hop parties in history.
Wild Style is a cult classic - indisputably the most important hip hop movie, ever. --British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
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I enjoyed this movie. The plot is fine, but the fun part, for me, is seeing the pioneers of hip-hop doing their things: rap, dj, graffiti, break-dancing, and beat-boxing.
Almost as interesting are the interviews with the creators of the film thirty years later. Lee Quinones has become an amazing painter, and the others are very good.