Wild Style (Video)

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As we continue our all day celebration of Hip-Hop on the weekend of its 40th Anniversary, it is only fitting that we celebrate Wild Style, a 1983 film produced by Hip-Hop pioneer Charlie Ahearn that was the first glimpse of Hip-Hop culture for many of those not living and breathing it every day in the streets of New York.  Wild Style follows the story of Zoro (Lee Quinones) as he goes from bombing (in the graffiti sense) trains and walls in NYC to being embraced by the downtown hipster art scene.  Though the film is fictional, it plays almost like a historical documentary with appearances by seminal figures in Hip-Hop like Fab 5 Freddy, Grandmaster Flash, Double Trouble, Busy Bee, The Cold Crush Brothers, The Rock Steady Crew and more.  You can watch Wild Style below and buy it here. Related: Because They Made It That Way (Hip-Hop At 40 Years Old): A Look at the Early Days of Hip-Hop (Food for Thought)