Graffiti Rock: hip hop variety show from 1984

Behold "Graffiti Rock," the killer pilot for a 1984 hip hop variety TV show that unfortunately never went any further than this episode. What a phenomenal line-up: Run DMC, Shannon, Kool Moe Dee, DJ Jimmie Jazz, Special K, The New York City Breakers, etc. A cult favorite, the Beastie Boys sampled the show on Ill Communication and Gnarls Barkley parodied it in his video for "Run (I'm a Natural Disaster)." (via Dangerous Minds, thanks Patrick Kelly!)