Wild Style

Wild Style

Infobox Film
name = Wild Style

director = Charlie Ahearn
writer = Charlie Ahearn
starring = Fab 5 Freddy
Cold Crush Brothers
Rock Steady Crew
Grandmaster Flash
Busy Bee
Grandmixer DST
producer = Charlie Ahearn
original concept = Freddy Braithwaite and Charlie Ahearn. distributor = Rhino
released = 1982
runtime = 82 min.
language = English
budget =
imdb_id = 0084904

"Wild Style" was the first hip hop motion picture. Released independently in 1982 by First Run Features and later re-released for home video by Rhino Home Video, the movie featured Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quinones, the Rock Steady Crew, The Cold Crush Brothers, Patti Astor, Sandra Fabara and Grandmaster Flash. The protagonist is the legendary New York graffiti artist "Lee" George Quinones as "Zoro". The film has received a large cult following over the years after its initial release. Highly regarded hip-hop albums such as "Illmatic" by Nas, "Midnight Marauders" by A Tribe Called Quest, "Black Sunday" by Cypress Hill, "Resurrection" by Common and "Check Your Head" by Beastie Boys have featured samples from Wildstyle. Significantly, the MTA allowed director Charlie Ahearn to film in the actual train yards in New York City. In 2007, the VH1 Hip Hop Honors paid tribute to "Wild Style" in recognition of its influence upon the culture.The "Wild Style" logo on the film's cover was a massive mural painted on a wall by Zephyr, Revolt and Sharp. [http://www.wildstylethemovie.com/home.cfm]


The film depicts several prominent figures from the early hip hop culture, engaging in activities such as MCing, graffiti and breakdancing.


#Military Cut - Grand Wizard Theodore/Kevie Kev Rockwell (Scratch Mix)
#MC Battle - Busy Bee/Lil Rodney Cee/DJ Grand Wizard Theodore
#Basketball Throwdown - Cold Crush Brothers/Fantastic Freaks
#Fantastic Freaks At The Dixie - Fantastic Freaks/ DJ Kevie Kev Rockwell
#Subway Theme - DJ Grand Wizard Theodore (Previously Unreleased)
#Cold Crush Brothers At The Dixie - Cold Crush Brothers
#Cuckoo Clocking - (previously unreleased)
#Stoop Rap - Double Trouble
#Double Trouble At The Amphitheatre - Double Trouble (KK Rockwell & Rodney C)/DJ Stevie Steve
#South Bronx Subway Rap - Grandmaster Caz (Original Mix)
#Street Rap - Busy Bee (Previously Unreleased)
#Chief Rocker Busy Bee, DJ AJ At The Amphitheatre - Busy Bee/ DJ A.J.
#Gangbusters - Grand Wizard Theodore/Kevie Kev Rockwell (Scratch Mix)
#Rammellzee and Shock Dell At The Amphitheatre - Rammellzee & Shock Dell/The Grand Mixer D.St
#Down By Law - Fab 5 Freddy (Previously Unreleased)
#Wild Style Theme Rap 1 - Grand Master Caz/Chris Stein (Charlie Chase Scratch Mix, Bonus Track)
#Wild Style Subway Rap 2 - Grand Master Caz/Chris Stein (Charlie Chase Scratch Mix, Bonus Track)

External links

* [http://www.wildstylethemovie.com/ Official Homepage]
*imdb title|id=0084904|title=Wild Style
* [http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/film_reviews/article2223337.ece Wild Style:"Times Online" movie review]
* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gifexqujldde Soundtrack album page at allmusic.com]

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