Episode 3

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Published on:

11th May 2022

Hip Hop Movie Club - Breakin'

The HHMC's JB, Boogie and DynoWright talk about Breakin', the 1984 classic breakdancing movie featuring "Shabba Doo" and "Boogaloo Shrimp".

Breakin' on IMDb

Where to Watch: YouTube

Christopher McDonald as "Shooter McGavin" in Happy Gilmore (1996) and "Goose" in Grease 2 (1982).

Bruno Falcon

Honey Nut Cheerios Speed Walking with Ice T

Jean-Claude Van Damme Recreates His “Kickboxer” Dance Scene on Conan O'Brien

Variety: Adolfo ‘Shabba Doo’ Quinones, Star of ‘Breakin’,’ Dies at 65

Lionel Richie: "All Night Long (All Night)"

Chaka Khan: "I Feel For You"

The Lockers

Boogaloo Shrimp Documentary

Paula Abdul: "Opposites Attract"

Wikipedia: "Solid Gold"

The Solid Gold Dancers (1980 - 1986) A montage of all the dancers that appeared on the show

Three 6 Mafia performing at the Oscars

Rock the Bells: Oral History of Breakin'

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Transcript
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Joe Reagan normal.

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Welcome to Hip Hop Movie Club, where three old heads put their old heads together

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to vibe on some of the most memorable or forgettable

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hip hop themed movies of all time.

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And here's HHMC with your emcees Boogie.

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JB and DynoWright.

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C'mon! Bring it!

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Welcome to Season one, Episode three.

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Breakin'

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Breakin', also known as "Breakdancing:

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the Movie" was directed by Joel Silberg with story by Charles Parker

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and Allen DeBevoise.

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The two of them also wrote the screenplay with

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Gerald Scaife. The film stars Adolfo "Shabba Doo" Quinones as Ozone,

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Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers as Turbo and Lucinda Dickey as Kelly.

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Christopher McDonald and Ice-T also featured

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in this movie.

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Breakin' is a 1984 movie in which a young, aspiring

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jazz dancer, Kelly, aims to elevate her skills to a new level.

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Perhaps into a main profession,

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as well as

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escape her lustful dance instructor Franco.

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She finds escape and is enlightened into the world of street dancing, a.k.a.

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breakdancing.

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Upon meeting Ozone and Turbo,

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young stars in this innovative style

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as their friendship blossomed, so does her skill set.

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She is all in on promoting the art of breakdancing

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and exorcizing her past and any haters along the way.

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So what do we like about this film?

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You want to kick us off Boogie?

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Sure.

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Breakin' is one of those movies

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that I grew up watching, so I always enjoyed watching it.

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This is one of those coming of age movies where you have people that are trying

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to make a way when they feel like they don't have a way, and in happenstance

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they come across someone who offers them hope and a chance

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to kind of take what they're doing and make the situation better.

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So with that, I mean, the scenes and the dance battles

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and dancing in the movie is always something I always enjoyed watching.

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I always tried to emulate that dancing when I was a kid.

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I used to have my box out out in the front of the house in my music playing.

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You know, the dancing always was something that captivated me, you know, Turbo

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and Ozone, the two characters played by

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The late great Shabba Doo and Boogaloo Shrimp.

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They had a chemistry like a a Laurel and Hardy

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type chemistry where they fed off of each other's energy.

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So the scenes with the two of them, they had a lot of comedic presence

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about the two of them, even when they were not necessarily trying to be comedic.

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I think it was more so the tone of the movie, they kept it light hearted

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So even in some of those serious scenes, they were very comedic.

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So it's always good to see those two onscreen together.

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The dancing and the lightheartedness of the movie was something I always enjoy.

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It focuses on breakdancing, but it's not necessarily

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a lot of rap music in it, although you do see some cameos of rappers in the movie.

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But the tone of the movie was always something that I enjoy.

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Donna. Right. Want to add anything?

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So I like that.

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Since we had two New York movies, we're now on the West Coast

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and actually see what that culture's like in terms of early hip hop.

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So I enjoyed that. Yeah, I agree.

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It was nice to see the West Coast right I enjoyed the film.

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I hadn't seen it since I was a kid

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and for some reason, break into stood out to me more in my memory.

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Maybe because the catchy title, Electric Boogaloo but I'm glad I rewatched it.

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I would think for all intents and purposes, breaking really

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for real, put breakdancing into the mainstream of American conscious.

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Right.

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I think the other films that we reviewed so far, like a beach street

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while still more like still underground, still a little bit more raw.

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Now you see children breakdancing, you see them having a good time with it,

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converting jazz dancers into break dancers.

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And I remember as a kid wanting to also emulate ozone

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and Turbo, we're emulating their moves and all that.

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If I saw this correctly, the movie had a small budget

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of like 1.2 million, and it garnered almost $39 million at the box office.

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Back. And, you know, back then, that's huge.

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Oh, yeah, absolutely.

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Major distributor Golden Globe is, you know, that's a major distributor

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for films at that time.

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So it definitely pushed it to the forefront, as you say.

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And it kicks off right away.

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You see the fashion moonwalk, right?

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And the opening scenes and there was a little dude there, not Turbo,

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but a real little dude who was like, well, this is their hot shot.

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But that's what it

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appears on both breaking and breaking to me.

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Both of them. Were so impressive, right?

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The term pop in and lock in is used.

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That's the first time I had heard that.

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And there are some like epic scenes in the Turbos Broom dance scene

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where he's dancing alongside the broom outside the convenience store where

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he knows own work.

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And it's almost like a magic trick.

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He's, like, controlling the broom and dancing around it.

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And that was that was pretty sweet.

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Yeah. That's a classic scene right there.

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Anybody that you know knows break and remembers that scene.

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And they always point that scene out when they were in a store.

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And Orson Welles was they refer to him as Fred Astaire, and he's like,

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Who And then he goes outside his door and he has a Fred Astaire moment.

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Yeah.

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I mean, not to get ahead on breaking two, but I think, you know, when Reagan two

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is the one where the you know, he dances on this on the side of the walls

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and on the ceilings.

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And so that and that they emulated some Fred Astaire with that also.

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So they tried to bring some classic there

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culture really was shown and the Ozone Dubs

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Kelly special k, you know that's a you know people monikers and nicknames

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and I like that there was a storyline in that you could understand.

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Yeah.

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Like I mentioned in the synopsis, Kelly's dance instructor was a creep.

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Very lustful. Right.

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Tried to advance on her with a kiss, and she's she wants none of it.

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And, you know, she runs away.

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And it's a theme throughout.

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Even the agent that she taught agent is a shady character

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where it's almost like he wants to be a love interest for. Her.

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And she just wants to advance her career.

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So you see a lot of that and that agent James James Wilcox,

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I think it was was played by McDonald was the name Chris.

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Chris, Chris.

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McDonald.

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Chris Chris McDonald, who played

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Shooter McGavin is part I remember him most for and Happy Gilmore film.

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I saw him with the like curlier hair and I'm like, that's shoot him again.

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And so that. Was kind of fun.

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Yeah.

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Yeah.

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I remember him from all this, too.

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Please remember.

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Yeah.

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Yeah. He's been with a lot of stuff.

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Yeah, he's he's had extensive career.

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Yeah, yeah, yeah.

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Into some TV shows and whatnot, right?

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Yeah, there was some, there were some funny scenes.

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There was a one scene also.

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They were having lunch and there was these redneck guys maybe demonstrate

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throwing a quarter at them.

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And then Turbo, you know, love Turbo's Moxie standing up to the people.

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And you'll see that throughout. That's the series, right?

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And he just stands up comes water.

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And the guy, the barroom brawl ensues and they end up escaping

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and they're beating each other up. So that was kind of silly.

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I like that.

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Yeah.

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There's a lot of can't be fun in this movie, which I enjoyed

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it. Just the whole leotard thing within

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the eighties is nostalgic and fun for you.

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You don't really see that anymore

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unless you're like on purpose trying to be retro or vintage.

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But of.

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Funny to see that leotard and leg warmers

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as contrasted with like all the leather studded leather belts and bracelets

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and things that I forgot that whole part of the whole early hip hop.

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Scene.

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And the big.

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Dangling earrings would.

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Think dangling earrings.

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I was drawing connections to like the punk scene with like that

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had leather belts and stuff.

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Absolutely.

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There's there's some kindred spirit happening between early hip hop and.

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Oh yeah. At that time with punk.

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I had a moment.

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Yeah. I mean, these are all outside.

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You're against the norm. Right?

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Nobody has seen

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this style of Dance Street, and they're both kind of like street cultures, right?

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Yeah. Yeah. Subcultures and

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ahead of their time.

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Sure.

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Also thought you saw

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the battle

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between ozone and turbo and electro rock.

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Oh, yeah, true. Right. So there's electro rock crew.

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That's they're the rivals so you see them bump heads a few times.

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Was interesting.

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Yeah.

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I liked I always like the presence of the electoral rock guys, man.

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One of my favorite pop lockers is actually

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one of the electoral electoral rock, Bruno Falcon.

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He's a very well known West Coast pop laugher.

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Even if you you know Google his name.

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I remember maybe, maybe a year or so ago, there's videos circulating

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on Facebook with him pop locking, and he's got like long gray hair.

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Yeah. Still going at it. You know, doing it.

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Yeah.

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Still doing it.

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It was some classic songs as well.

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Like you mentioned Boogie.

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There was not real like true hip hop in this.

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A lot of beats, but also but there was the classic there's no stopping us

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early on, Molly and Jerry.

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Mm hmm. Classic.

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Right. In the opening.

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And that kind of sets the tone. I like that.

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There was another Chaka Khan song later on

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and not recalling it right now or anybody.

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Yeah, I know, but here we go.

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You know? But it's the exact great, right?

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Yeah.

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Yeah, that was when

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there was some little romantic interludes kind of between Kelly and Ozone, right?

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That's. You see that song? Come on. The

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classic song right there, or.

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I love that song.

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Yeah.

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Although I had the name slipped my mind for a second, too.

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Yeah.

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That's why I was like, the the contrast between terminals.

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Kind of like a street dance and culture.

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And, you know, they come at a high class party at the end and they show up.

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There was a funny line with Turbo, who just is the more comedic one,

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as you said, and there's a type of cheese that he never saw.

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Oh, you you say you said something like,

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would you like this pig cheese or something?

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Yeah.

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He's the cheese.

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Big cheese.

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Pizza, single woman. Awesome. Pig cheese.

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Yeah. Yeah,

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see another. One? Cheese.

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Yeah.

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He's charming the older ladies, right?

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But I absolutely loved him.

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Yeah, exactly. He did.

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Yeah.

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There was another.

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So that whole juxtaposition with the the ultraconservative folks,

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and there's a big contest at the end, and they're getting denied.

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This is a common theme.

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Kelly kept getting denied in her own auditions.

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At one point, she put on a wig to try to look blond.

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That's not what they wanted, right?

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She kept failing. And then even this bigger contest

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where the creepy Franco instructor was at, right?

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James, the agent, had a hard time getting called all this contest.

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Couldn't get them in.

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Finally, you know, he has them show up in top hats and suits,

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looking all formal and got them under a fake name.

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Put them a Trojan horse.

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Yeah, he's. Actually a lawsuit, right?

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He called them, like Allegro, which is a fancy Italian act.

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Right. And he gets them in.

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They start breakdancing and stuff like that and turning heads,

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and they kind of told, you know, we don't like your style, whatever,

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these old, decrepit judges and whatnot, but they still rip

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in the sleeves and just, you know, continue to dance, don't give up.

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And I like that scene at the end.

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There is a good scene.

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Makes redemption.

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Yeah.

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They broke through in. A.

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Got there there well deserved shine and they got noticed.

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Right there.

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But nobody wanted to give him a chance

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and they had even seen what they could do he just went off of pure appearance.

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I don't like the look like, oh, no, you're not professional.

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But when they sat down and let them do what they could do, they all enjoyed it.

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Exactly. It was funny.

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The old crusty judge kept saying, Go away like three or four times.

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Finally, the younger judge was like, Hold on a second, I want a second.

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And then they finally all came around.

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They were like even dancing on the tables.

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And Franco was trying to get them

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to get the judges to dismiss them, and they were like, Pull away.

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You ever watch this.

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Frankenstorm sound like the baby?

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That is.

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And then there's a big music video type feel at the end.

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Again, there's no stopping us.

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Was headlining at the Street Jazz Show.

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You know, towards the end, they they teased the sequel.

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I remember the closing credits, so we knew that there was going to be a sequel.

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Oh, you think they voted no right away?

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Yep. This story is true.

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So we report.

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See exactly what? Ice-T.

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Yeah.

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Yeah.

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Very young and spry. Ice-T.

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I mean, he spry now, but was really like, wow.

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Like, he's back from back then.

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He's from back in the day. Back in the day.

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Yeah. Yeah.

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Now he's on my cereal box in the back of my Cheerios.

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You see that?

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That's the dance in the morning with coach Ice-T.

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I'll put that in the stories.

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But I was like, Oh, that's nice.

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T like the body can't get it.

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Like Team Cheerios, cereal Cheerios. Box.

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Are they on

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anyway? Ice-T.

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Yeah.

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Iced teas, rapping, emceeing the event at the radio Tron Club.

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And, yeah, he's one of his early performances.

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Absolutely.

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Salute to the OG Ice-T.

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Oh, the one of the funny thing, too, is the agent, James McGavin.

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You know, he's trying to fit in, right?

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And he's, like, trying

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he doesn't know how to do a handshake with Turbo, and he wants to be caught.

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He ends up buying them matching jackets with the initials TCL if you cut that off,

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you'll. Feel.

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Right for each of their initials, you know, Turbo, Kelly and Ozone.

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And that's what they go buy an old pickle group.

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I mean.

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He actually liked that being two.

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These fit two was perfect.

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It was. It is a great name.

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Yeah. It's the perfect name for them.

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Yeah.

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There was a scene, too.

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I was really impressed by the by the dancing.

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This was great.

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Introduced the dancing to the mainstream break dancing

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there was a kid dancing with crutches at the end.

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If he caught that.

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Oh, yeah, he would. The president was great.

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That was impressive.

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I mean, upper body strength for sure. Yeah.

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So overall, I mean.

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He had some cameos in there, too.

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Yeah. It's all about our friend that was in there.

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Yeah. Go ahead, boogie. Now you got it.

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So so one of the early scenes when Kelly is

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introduced to Turbo and Ozone at the beach,

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you see a bunch of these muscle guys in the background.

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And if you look to the left, you see Jean-Claude Van Damme

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and that beach scene. In a. Unitary.

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Exact.

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Yeah, we could

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post it on a social media, but it's neat and it's pans on him for a little bit.

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You could definitely tell him, Oh yeah.

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He's doing that bop that he did in that movie that he was doing.

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Was was it a Katrina movie? Right now?

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It's a famous movie that he did the dancing.

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Oh, he's doing the same day as he's

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rocking yes.

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That's funny.

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I just remember Kickboxer was a great one.

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Yeah.

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It might have been kickboxing.

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Was it maybe. Kickboxer?

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Yeah, it was Kickboxer.

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Yeah, boxing yeah.

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Kickboxer, you. Know.

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Extensions. Yes.

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He's got one move. I mean, it works.

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It works.

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You talk about the key stars, as you mentioned, Shabba, do a Adolfo Quinones.

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Yes. Unfortunately, passed away at the end of 20, 20 at age 65.

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But legendary breakdancer and you could find him at all

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types of shows and cameos.

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And he was in a lot of music videos like

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Lionel Richie's all night long, both him and Turbo were in that.

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And Chaka Khan, I feel for you in those videos.

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Yeah.

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He is a well-established choreographer and dancer.

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Yeah.

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He did a lot of work for Madonna of choreography and

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I dug in a little bit more and I found out that Shabba Do

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was a member of the dance crew, the original lockers, along with Fred

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Berry, a.k.a Rerun from What's Happening, one of my favorite shows of all time.

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Me, too.

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Tony Basil Singer from Hey Mickey and Don Campbell,

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known as Campbell Lock, who is credited of starting the pop and lock.

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So it's pretty cool. Yeah.

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It's definitely cool.

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And speaking of some coolness, I came across a documentary

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on Boogaloo Shrimp a few years ago coming to find out he was the person

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who's credited with teaching Michael Jackson the moonwalk.

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And I just before we got on, I checked in.

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That documentary is still on.

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It's on Amazon Prime right now. And it's also on people.

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TV's called The Boogaloo Shrimp Documentary.

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So if you get a chance, anyone, you'll check that out.

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It's got a lot of history

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and it talks about how you got started out and how I started in

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what he's been up to.

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So yeah, that's pretty cool.

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Disney promotion, Boogaloo Shrimp, also.

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Michael Chambers, right?

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Yeah, very well established.

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In those videos I mentioned also.

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And I was also reading, he played the character

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of Mike Scat Cat and Paula Abdul's opposites attract.

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Oh man. Yeah.

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He wasn't the rapper, but they they used his moves.

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And he's got Cat Charlotte FC sketch.

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This cat cat. Underrated emcee.

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Somewhere else.

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And that's a throwback.

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Yeah.

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You know, I looked up Cilla Dickie, and she she was on solid gold.

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She was a solid gold dancer, solid rock.

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And I don't.

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Know how why I've never known that,

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but she was a solid gold dancer prior to snagging the role in breaking.

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And I was like, Wow, that's really cool.

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But now, now I want to go back

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and see if I can catch her in some of the older episodes.

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Yeah, they must be on YouTube.

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We got to go look.

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Yeah, that's right.

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Kids today don't know it's solid gold, is it?

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Of solid gold?

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Solid gold.

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Now, I used to wash it every Saturday.

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Every Saturday. Exactly.

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Why Soul Train

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late morning, early afternoon.

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After the cartoons are done.

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So Soul Train comes on right as a solid gold.

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And Cornelius.

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Yeah.

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You know, I was watching one of my favorite actresses.

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She's got a small kid.

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She's got a cameo.

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She's actually in both breaking and breaking, too.

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She's a cameo in the opening credits lead over Shaun.

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I was watching it. I'm like, Wait a minute.

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How come I've never noticed her dancing in the beginning of the movie?

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But she's dancing in the beginning of the movie, and I'm like, Check that out.

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And you still keep in touch with her.

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Oh, no, I don't know where.

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But, you know, I just like I just like her.

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Her her as an actress.

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Yeah, OK. Awesome.

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That was also saw something about Shabba do choreograph

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the 36 Mafia's performance on the Academy Awards.

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That. Right.

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That one was that one for the original song.

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It's hard out here for a pimp.

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Yeah, I choreographed that now.

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Yeah. Nice.

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Yeah, that's one of the classic Oscar moments.

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Yeah, that was that was groundbreaking.

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Very well established.

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I mean, these these guys did so much for the culture

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with great dance, and that's what we're here about on

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the podcast, is like, you see people doing all these

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types of dancing, and this is kind of the origins.

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So it's neat for the young folks out there to kind of see where it started.

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Yeah. I mean, break is now international.

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You know, you got the Red Bull Championships, and I love watching.

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I watch those every time I catch clips of them anywhere

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and, you know, things that they're able to do now.

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It's it's amazing.

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But it all ties back to, you know, what we're talking about

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in the last couple of podcasts.

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So, you know, it definitely blossom in Rome and they see it's international.

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It's a way of life. It's a culture.

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It's cool. Very cool. Yeah.

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Yeah,

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yeah.

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To boogie boogie.

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You owned the vinyl.

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Is that what you were talking about last time?

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We're showing us recently.

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There it is.

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Got the vinyl with the plastic on it still.

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Oh, yeah.

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I still. Got a sticker from The Wiz.

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In. Reverse.

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How much does that? 699.

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Oh, what a deal.

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Yeah. I love this, man.

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This is. This is.

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Yeah.

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It's real.

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Ali and Jerry on their right.

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It's them. See what's on here.

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Yeah.

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There's no stopping this freak show on the dance floor.

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Body work. 99 and a half.

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Maybe not even half is a good song. Too good song.

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Yeah.

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The Showdown Heart of the Beat Street people, which they perform at the end.

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Right.

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Cut it.

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Ain't nobody and reckless with I only thing

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I wish you would have had, but it probably was a lot of improvising.

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I wish I would have had my team stuff.

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But yeah, that stuff was probably improvised on the spot.

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It probably wasn't even a studio record.

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It probably was probably just freestyling.

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Yeah.

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I may have had the vinyl.

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I can't recall now, but I don't have it any longer.

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Nice to have you out there listening.

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Let us know if you if you did that on the spot on the day

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at final level, you hit us up.

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Through

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I'm. Curious. Now

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I wonder if you could find those lyrics anywhere else other than in the film.

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I am saying let's figure it out.

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A listener, if you if you know this already hit us up.

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Absolutely.

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Yeah.

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I'm always curious to do to tag them in asking.

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Him. Out. He came.

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I did come up with it.

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Is he definitely response to the fans?

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I hit his up

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three.

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Three, three, three.

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You think this movie could be made today?

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Either in this state

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like remade and preserved like this, or a remake of it somehow.

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What do you think?

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I think so.

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Same thing I said earlier. With.

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Speed Street, they make it as like a period piece.

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I think it'd be really cool

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to see a place in modern filmmaking techniques, 4K and all this.

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But I think as a remake of the time, I think it could be done.

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Yeah, I'd have to agree with Daniel right on that one, I think.

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And I was waiting for him to say

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and he said exactly what I thought you were going to say,

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you know, just kind of use it as a period piece with using some modern techniques

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I totally agree.

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I think that's what would make it possible to have it redone.

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Yeah, yeah, I agree.

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Preserve it as it is.

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Don't try to do anything more with it now.

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I really enjoyed it.

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So as we do at the end of each episode, let's give our A rating, our take on that.

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So the question is bring that funky flick back,

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bring that funky flick back or leave it in the vault

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boogie.

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Oh, man, I got to bring that funky flick back.

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This is just the classic.

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Even with some of the some of the cheesy eighties references

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and things like that, you can't now bring it back.

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Got to bring it back.

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I know. Right, right.

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That's funky flick back.

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It's not Hamlet or King Lear, but it's really fun.

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It's just so much fun.

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I agree. Bring that funky flick back.

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I really enjoyed it.

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We take us out.

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Yeah, take it out.

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Left, right. This

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frigging Global.

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About the Podcast

Hip Hop Movie Club
Harmonizing the rhythm of hip hop with the magic of movies
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, podcaster and filmmaker.

Upcoming Hip Hop Movie Club events:

Feb 28 - Juice screening and talkback, SteelStacks, Bethlehem PA
https://www.steelstacks.org/event/15642/juice/

Mar 27 - Krush Groove screening and talkback, SteelStacks, Bethlehem PA
https://www.steelstacks.org/event/15656/krush-groove/

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