There are many events in rap history that are either unknown or forgotten, from album releases to deaths to random ass events most of us can't even recall. As an attempt to remember those moments, Complex will share an event that helped shape hip-hop in some minor way. Join us as we look back on This Day in Rap History.
March 18, 1983
The first hip-hop movie Wild Style was released on March 18, 1983. Set in early 1980s New York, the movie's plot revolves around graffiti artist Zoro and his chance meetings with a journalist. The movie also features a few well-known hip hop artists, including Busy Bee Starski, Fab Five Freddy, The Cold Crush Brothers, and Grandmaster Flash, who play themselves. Wild Style portrays activities typical to old school hip-hop, including emceeing, DJing, graffiti and B-boying. The movie celebrated its 30th anniversary last year.
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