Episode 38

Published on:

11th Aug 2023

Hip Hop 50th Anniversary: Beat Street

In honor of the 50th anniversary of hip hop, today August 11th, Hip Hop Movie Club presents an encore release of our very first episode. We reviewed the 1984 classic Beat Street. Listen and hear just why this film is required viewing for any hip hop fan.  

Original show notes:

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Hip Hop Movie Club podcast. Your HHMCs Boogie, DynoWright, and JB are discussing BEAT STREET, the 1984 classic starring Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, Jon Chardiet and a who's who of early hip hop artists.

Beat Street on IMDb and Pluto TV

The New York City Breakers and the Rock Steady Crew

"Don't Disturb This Groove" by The System

"1984" ad by Apple Computer, in which we accidentally referenced Orson Welles instead of George Orwell 🤪

Guy Davis, blues guitarist

The classic breakdance battle at the Roxy

"Highs and Lows with Liv and Rose" podcast

HHMC on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube

Show artwork for Hip Hop Movie Club

About the Podcast

Hip Hop Movie Club
Celebrating and re-examining old and new hip hop-themed films
This show is for Gen X hip hop fans who want to relive the glory days and reconsider classic and modern hip hop films from a current day perspective. Together we explore some of the societal issues raised in these films, discuss fascinating trivia, and suggest whether this film is worth your time. In any case, you'll be a smarter hip hop fan by the end of each episode.

HHMC is brought to you by a trio of longtime hip hop fans: JB, an 80s and 90s nostalgia junkie, Boogie, a veteran DJ and graffiti artist, and DynoWright, serial podcaster and filmmaker.