THIS DAY IN HIP HOP AND RAP HISTORY
created: April 15th, 2012 |
This Day in Hip Hop and Rap History
Host: Chuck D w/ Duke Eatmon & Ron Maskell
April 15th, 2012
April 15th – Paramount Pictures releases “Flashdance” in U.S. theaters on this day in 1983.
The film, about a struggling dancer by night who works in a Pittsburgh steel mill by day starred Jennifer Beals and was directed by Adrian Lyne. It would be the first major film release to feature b-boying with The Rock Steady Crew in a couple of dance sequences, performing one of them to “It’s Just Begun” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch, an original break-beat classic.