Wildstyle vs. Beat Street Wikki-Wikkipedia
So Beat Street vs. Wildstyle, the debate rages on. Ahearn vs. Lathan. Hollywood vs. low budget shite. Here at Fat Lace we aim to compile a definitive referendum on which movie carries the most cultural importance. It can be entirely personal or an objective view point. We encourage self-referencing, tell us your stories, did you see either movie when they were first screened or did you buy it on DVD last week? You may want to snub both movies and harp on about Style Wars or that Jean-Claude Van Damme played a body popping spaz in Breakin, or whatever, that was him right? You may know where Spit lives now. Whatever it is, we’re certain everyone who reads Fat Lace Magazine has an opinion.
We’re also going to expand on this particular post and keep adding photos, audio, footage and so on, if you have anything you’d like to contribute send it to email@example.com and keep checking back. This will become a mini-wikipedia on the matter, like a wikki wikki-pedia to use a hip-hop pun. (ok, we thought it was funny).
So, off you go, get commenting.
Here’s our first installation, rare audio from the Zulu Beat show on Staten Island’s WHBI hosted by Afrika Islam featuring a guest appearance by Fab 5 Freddy who plays exclusive audio from Wildstyle before its general release (thanks to Renski).
Stills taken from a Beat Street press kit (click to enlarge):
The many incarnations of Beat Street’s DVD and VHS covers (click to enlarge):
DOUBLE TROUBLE ON WESTWOOD’S CAPITAL RAP SHOW
Original Orion Pictures press release:
Beat Street Glossary taken from the original production notes:
Doug E Fresh talks about his involvement in Beat Street