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Tim Westwood's film showcases talented young rappers, scratch-mix DJs and graffiti artists in London. With a special guest appearance by Run‐D.M.C. at the Brixton Academy. (1987)

The hip-hop or rap scene came to this country from New York in the early 1980s. The media exploited the new craze and then dropped what has become, for a growing number of young black Britons, a way of life.

Tim Westwood, a DJ well-respected 'on the street', has made this film as a showcase for the talented young rappers, scratch-mix DJs and graffiti artists in London. With a special guest appearance by the New York kings of rap, Run‐D.M.C., at the Brixton Academy. (1987)

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31 minutes

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Wed 5 Aug 1987 19:30

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Role Contributor
Presenter Tim Westwood
Producer Sue Davidson
Film Editor Guy Crossman
Series Producer Peter Lee-Wright

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