1. There's a Graffiti Rock
    30th Anniversary Documentary In the Works (VIDEO).

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    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.


    CLICK THE THUMBNAILS ABOVE FOR VIDEO CLIPS & IMAGES


    For more info on how you can be involved, visit the Graffiti Rock 30th Anniversary Kickstarter page .





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    • Kizzahxoxo

      Holman was a manager for the Floor Masters, but changed their name to the Newyork City Breakers to be more fitting for the mainstream. With everything he's done and been a part in, I felt like he worked just like all the others, trying to take a bite and leave the rest. Make the money, kick it to the curb.

      I liked the Pilot episode of Graffiti Rock. No doubt. I'm shocked it didn't get picked up. That's not enough to get any respect from me. Not with all the claims since forever of trying to sound like a pioneer.

      A business man oh yes of course, and made them kids mad money. Once the gig was up, he did the business man thing, b out and on to the next.

      I don't hate him for that. He did his thing (in the business side), but I can't faithfully agree with any exploitation of those earliest brothers of the culture. The brothers who gave me what I have today.