This month the Cult Film Club is back (cue the title track from the Fat Boys Are Back) with a 1985 Hip Hop classic, Krush Groove! This is a flick that has been on our list to cover since the outset of the show and we’re so happy to finally dip into the world of 80s Hip Hop…
Directed by Michael Schultz (the fine gentleman that also brought us another CFC favorite, The Last Dragon), Krush Groove is the slightly fictionalized story of Russel Simmons and Def Jam Records. Staring real life hip hop legends Run DMC, Kurtis Blow, Sheila E., and the Fat Boys, the story centers on Russell Walker (Blair Underwood in his first major role) as he begs, steals and borrows to get his record label, Krush Groove, off the ground. The film is an amazing snapshot of NYC and the hip hop scene of the 80s with a ton of great music and performances. In addition to the bands above there are also cameos by acts like the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J and New Edition. If that wasn’t enough, you can also see Rick Rubin playing himself in a staring role. If you’re a fan of 80s hip hop we’re pretty sure you’re going to love Krush Groove To Death.
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