Classic Hip Hop,  Entertainment,  TV

‘Graffiti Rock’: The coolest 25 minutes in the History of Hip-Hop TV {Footage}

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25 minutes of bliss. Graffiti Rock, a TV pilot for New York’s WPIX channel that aired once in 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 & Boing Boing

 

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