Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Before Lady Gaga There Was Grandmaster Melle Mel

Two movies helped shape me more than most growing up and made me want to move to New York City when I was a kid from Iowa: WhildStyle and Beat Street.

Both are packed with many of the same things I still love to this day: graffiti art, breakdancing, and rap.

Here's one of the classic raps from Beat Street. Besides seeing how NYC was a wasteland only 25 years ago, it is hilarious to see the outfits. Lady Gaga has nothing on these guys....