Wild Style: a special edition of The Hip Hop Family Tree

The cult-classic, Wild Style, represents the earliest marriage of the 4 key elements of Hip Hop on film. Endlessly sampled in songs and inspiring homage in many other media including advertising, and clothing, this movie isn't going to be forgotten anytime soon. This comic pays close attention to lots of the behind the scenes details, and easily overlooked appearances that make up this artifact in early Hip Hop. Read the comic, then watch the film.

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  1. so….  five strips for Wildstyle.  That’s a lot of real estate for a movie that’s not even as good as Style Wars (i know, opinions…)  I don’t guess there’s a way of making this comment without coming off as pedantic, but I mean:  given five strips for this, that equals like six for Style Wars, two or three for Beat Street, five for Criminal Minded, five for 3 Feet High and Rising, a billion for Def Jam…  there’s just not room to give time to stuff as equally important.  Why so in-depth for this one project?

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