Wild Style

Wild Style

DVD - 2013
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The slender story line of "Wild Style" features red-hot graffiti artist Zoro. He's got girl and family trouble, but is discovered by a reporter, and thus embarks on a journey from outsider to gallery artist. This low-budget art movie is almost documentary in that it includes a who's who of early hip-hop, which was a creative movement played out in Bronx basements, kitchens, dingy bars, and on stoops, one of many things to do on Saturday night. The film is a panoply of the war-zone streets that birthed hip-hop, freestyle MCs, break dancing, and beautifully, meticulously tagged subway trains from the days when hip-hop was more than just music--it was a small, self-selecting, micro youth culture as specific to New York as the Statue of Liberty. The film is a fascinating time capsule for anyone interested in the cultural roots of hip-hop, practically anthropological, not so much old skool as pre-school.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Wild Style Productions, Ltd. : Submarine Entertainment, [2013]
Edition: 30th anniversary ed.
Branch Call Number: 782.4216 WIL
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (82 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([46] p. : color illustrations ; 19 cm.)


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Aug 22, 2017

An essential if you're interested in the history of hip hop and graffiti. Just because.

Feb 18, 2015

If i would have seen this celluloid when it first came out in the early 1980's,i would have loved it.This doesn't matter to me no more in my early 40's,because of the extreme knowledge i obviously now have about this hip-hop culture.The brainwashing of the black race (especially USA black citizens) is so bad,there is no way in HELL that i could ever say that this is a good film period.Now that line in a certain rap song on the soundtrack about going from poverty to success might be true,but the damage done to the majority of blacks in poverty right now in real life worldwide is permanent period.

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