Big Fun in the Big Town

Big Fun in the Big Town

1986 Cult Hip Hop and NYC Street Culture Documentary

DVD - 2012
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"Dutch filmmaker, journalist and rap fanatic Bran Van Splunteren stepped into New York City for one intense week in 1986, armed with five things: a camera crew, a map, a deep respect for the hip-hop artform, a list of phone numbers, and a burning desire to find out what this still-growing subculture was all about. By the time he left, he had the answers be needed, along with a treasure trove of golden video footage. Tragically, these amazing images, interviews and live performances--featuring some of hip-hop's most legendary figures in their prime--were shuttered away in Europe, not seen in hip-hop's homeland for more than a quarter-century. Until now. Big Fun in the Big Town is about hip-hop when artistry in the game was still at its center. When skills, not hype, got you your first record deal. When Run-DMC took the reins from Doug E Fresh and Grandmaster Flash, paving the way for hundreds of other hitmakers to follow. When a chart-topping LL Cool J still lived with his grandmother. And when artists of all stripes could taste their own pop-chart dreams"--Container.

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