1. WATCH: Fab 5 Freddy & Rock Steady Crew Promoting “Wild Style” on Japanese TV (1983).

    WATCH: Fab 5 Freddy & Rock Steady Crew Promoting “Wild Style” on Japanese TV (1983).

    You never thought hip-hop could take it this far… East! Back in the day, the cast of Charlie Ahearn’s seminal hip-hop film Wild Style toured Japan to promote the film’s opening in Tokyo and other cities across the Land of the Rising Sun. This would result in such loopy nationally broadcast hi-jinx as TV comedy star Tamori and film producer Kaz Kuzui attempting to scratch via a Charlie Chase led tutorial (sadly the footage was been removed from youtube before we could post it here). Still shining on le tube you, however, is this intriguing clip from that same 1983 promotional tour: Fab 5 Freddy answering questions about hip-hop via interpreter for an inquisitive pair of news anchors while footage of Rock Steady Crew b-boying plays on the big screen behind them. Peep it before the copyright cops shut it down (by law).


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