Film / Hip Hop / Photography
10.5 x 10.5 inches
200 pagesâ€¨200+ photographs and artworks
â€œI mean love is love. Recognize the Hip Hop culture, cause thatâ€™s what we are doing. Weâ€™re having fun with it. We spread love. Thereâ€™s no animosity. Thereâ€™s no prejudice in our culture. None of that. Itâ€™s red black green orange. We all in it. We come from Japan. You ever hear them rapping in Japanese? You ever hear them rapping in Swahili? I want you to know Charlie Ahearn has done his thing. The cast of the movie, I love you all. We all did our thing. We are history.Â Wild StyleÂ is all over the world.â€
â€”The Chief Rocker Busy Bee, 2006
In 1982, a small, independent movie written, produced, and directed by Charlie Ahearn was released, first in Germany, Japan, and Cannes, then finally in Times Square.Â Wild Style, the first film to unite the underground urban art forms of nascent Hip Hop cultureâ€”DJing, MCing, b-boying, and graff writingâ€”was filmed on location in the South Bronx without permits or pretensions. Some 25 years after its release,Â Wild StyleÂ is truly a classic, having inspired countless artists, musicians, and writers with unforgettable scenes starring the eraâ€™s most memorable personalities.
To celebrate the filmâ€™s silver anniversary,Â Wild Style The SamplerÂ provides an inside look at the making of the film, its release, and the reverberations it caused around the world. Narrated by Ahearn, the book introduces us to a cast of characters and outrageous adventures through a carefully curated collection of never-before-published photographs, original artwork, production stills, archival materials, and personal stories from stars Fab 5 Freddy, Lee Quinones, LADY PINK, ZEPHYR, Patti Astor, Busy Bee, Grandmaster Caz, and Glenn Oâ€™Brien, as well as insights into the filmâ€™s influence by artists and writers including Sacha Jenkins, Melle Mel, Biz Markie, Cut Chemist, and DJ Krush. Recounting the filmâ€™s influence over the past quarter century,Â Wild Style The SamplerÂ offers incomparable insight into Hip Hopâ€™s most indelible film.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 07 August, 2014.