Graffiti Rock resembled a hip hop version of the popular television dance shows at the time such as Soul Train and American Bandstand. It was created and hosted by Michael Holman, who was the manager of the popular break-dancing crew, the New York City Breakers. It features Run-D.M.C., Shannon, The New York City Breakers DJ Jimmie Jazz, Kool Moe Dee and Special K of the Treacherous Three. The New York City Breakers, who were fresh off of their success from the movie Beat Street, made a showcase appearance.
The episode also features television and film actress, Debi Mazar and actor/director Vincent Gallo (who identified as “Prince Vince”) as dancers on the show. A segment was sampled on The Beastie Boys’ LP Ill Communication. It has since become an important ‘must-see’ for hip-hop enthusiasts, alongside such titles as Wild Style and Beat Street.
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