Graffiti Rock ‘s lone episode aired on nationally syndicated TV in 1984 – but its impact far exceeded its airtime. The brainchild of artist/filmmaker/musician/downtown NYC scenester Michael Holman , GR was essentially hip-hop’s answer to Soul Train – from the in studio musical performances (a playful Run-DMC vs. Kool Moe Dee and Special K battle) and b-boying (The New York City Breakers) to the long shots of kids dancing (including a young Vincent “Prince Vince” Gallo and Debi Mazar) – to Holman’s own role as the Don Cornelius-styled host. With the 30th anniversary of the show approaching, Holman is looking to raise funds to produce a feature film length documentary on the making of the program and its greater influence and impact, offering some cool premiums for those who help (including an exclusive vinyl pressing of the show’s theme song by Kool Moe Dee & the Treacherous Three). Check out the project trailer, a video clip of Debi Mazar on Jimmy Kimmel Live discussing the show, production stills and other good stuff assembled herein.
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For more info on how you can be involved, visit the Graffiti Rock 30th Anniversary Kickstarter page .