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‘Wild Style’ was released on March 18, 1983


What is arguably the first mainstream film, Wild Style arrived in theaters in the spring of 1983. The movie debuted on March 18. It earned $15,122 USD at the box office. The movie is about a Bronx graffiti artist and features Fab 5 Freddy, Dondi, Rock Steady Crew, and other originators from the early daws of rap. It has since become a classic in the rap genre.

The movie was filmed in 1981, completed a year later, and finally released in 1983 in NYC. By 1984 it made it to various other large US cities. Raymond, the main character, was played by real-life street artist Lee Quiñones known for his full subway car murals.

Read: Wild Style, written, directed and produced by Charlie Ahearn, was the first Hip-Hop movie

New Music Friday (March 18th, 2022)

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Queen Latifah was the first rapper to perform at the Super Bowl Half Time show

Queen Latifah was born on March 18