Video: Big Fun In The Big Town (1986 Hip-Hop Documentary)
Tuesday July 14th 2009,
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This takes me back. I caught this on TV years ago – it’s a Dutch film exploring rap music in 1986, and features Mr. Magic and the Juice Crew, Doug E. Fresh, Run-DMC, LL Cool J, Grandmaster Flash and some ‘unsigned hype’. Comedy and vintage footage ensue.

“I look at the new rock ‘n rollers…it’s a shame what they did to it, and I hope that rap don’t go that same route – where they take the rawness away…just then make it too pretty! I don’t think rock ‘n roll was meant to be pretty. Rock was meant to be bad – just like rap” - Schoolly-D

^ This.

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Thanks for that was dope man – brings back those memories – everyone was sooo young.

Peace.

Comment by Gravity 07.14.09 @

Nice Robbie!! i saw a few clips of this on youtube but not the whole film.. thanks for posting dope!

Comment by CUBAN 07.14.09 @

tight video. who does that song at 36:00? the say what you wanna say

Comment by reptar cereal 07.14.09 @

DOPE!!

Comment by keatso 07.14.09 @

Classic shit!!!
Lovin Schoolly Schools dance steps! Plus Mystery crew? Hangin out front of Rush just rappin as Russell arrives at work hopin to get a deal! Dope doco… By the way Ice, pretty sure the Glock is Austrian not Aussie!!!

Comment by Trem One 07.14.09 @

Thanks Robbie,this made my day.I love these kind of Docs,respect.

Comment by R.Jones 07.14.09 @

GLAD TO HAVE GROWN UP IN HARLEM AND WITNESS ALOT OF THESE ACTS PERFORM ..D.E.F./G.F.C..MASTERDON(R.I.P.) AND THE DEATHCOMMITEE..I REMEMBER BIZ MARKIE HANDING OUT FLYERS FOR MIKE&DAVE(JUST BEFORE PRISM) IN FRONT OF MY J.H.S.(43)..STETSASONIC AND MASTERS OF CEREMONY WERE THE GROUPS OF THE DAY..ICE-T ALWAYS WAS ONE OF THE REALIST..GREAT DOCUMENTARY

Comment by TYBO2020 07.15.09 @

@ reptar cereal:
thats Lovebug Starski, a track from his 1986 “House Rocker” LP.

Comment by renski 07.15.09 @

“who does that song at 36:00? the say what you wanna say”

luvbug starski

Comment by jay 07.15.09 @

thank god 4 dutch public tv!

Comment by Berr 07.15.09 @

gotta love it when Ice T says “everybody drives packing guns because… well… this is America”

Comment by cenzi 07.17.09 @

I’ve seen this documentary so many times during the years and it’s still worth watching! I taped it on my VHS system back then but the quality is so poor now, gotta get me a DVD copy of this…

Comment by Azhqone 07.19.09 @

YOU GUYS ARE ALL IDIOTS:

THIS IS 1990 AT LEAST>.. cuz body count wasn’t even introduced in 1986 back then!!!
AND dis nigga sed 1993 …. (ICE-T)

Comment by wetpies 07.24.10 @

You are an idiot!

It’s not 1 documentary but 2. The first ends with Schoolly D and is from 1986 and the second is all about Ice T.

Comment by MC K 09.16.10 @



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