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Reply #30 posted 01/07/19 2:14pm

SoulAlive

TODAY IN HIP-HOP HISTORY: HIP-HOP CULT CLASSIC ‘KRUSH GROOVE’ RELEASED IN THEATERS 33 YEARS AGO

On this date in 1985, Hip-Hop bigwig Russell Simmons along with film producer Michael Schultz unveiled the Hip-Hop glory days fairy tale about the early days of Def Jam in the Warner Brothers distributed Krush Groove.

This cinematic, quasi-musical was told in a very unique manner, with almost all of the artists playing themselves as the story is being told; The Fat Boys, Run-D.M.C., Kurtis Blow, Jeckyl and Hyde, the Beastie Boys and Sheila E. all starred as themselves, while being managed by Russell(ironically, played by Blair Underwood) and a young Rick Rubin before they became the icons that they are recognized as today. The flick even gives a quick peek into how Def Jam’s rookie and first solo artist L.L. Cool J was recruited in Def Jam’s NYU dorm “office”.

The movie’s soundtrack boasts more than a few hits, such as The Fat Boys’ “All You Can Eat”. LL’s “I Can’t Live Without My Radio”, the original “If I Ruled The World” by Kurtis Blow, which was famously remixed by Nas and Lauryn Hill a decade after the movie’s release and the title track by The Krush Groove All Stars.

Shout out to all of the legends who were quarterbacked by Hip-Hop’s Barack Russell Simmons in making this Def Jam biopic forever a Hip Hop classic!

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Reply #31 posted 01/07/19 2:22pm

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Image result for Krush groovin 12" singleImage result for Krush groovin 12" single

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Reply #32 posted 01/07/19 2:25pm

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[Edited 1/7/19 14:28pm]

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Reply #33 posted 01/08/19 2:18pm

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pinkcashmere23 said:

I seem to recall reading that Prince was unhappy with her love scene in the movie.

I wonder why

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Reply #34 posted 01/08/19 2:31pm

SoulAlive

Sheila E. performing "Hollyrock" during one of her shows in 1986

[Edited 1/8/19 14:32pm]

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Reply #35 posted 01/08/19 2:37pm

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SoulAlive said:

pinkcashmere23 said:

I seem to recall reading that Prince was unhappy with her love scene in the movie.

I wonder why

I think it may have been because he felt protective over her. I found the article I was thinking of. Sheila mentioned in this interview that Prince didn't want her doing a love scene that called for nudity www.nydailynews.com//ente...-1.1914774

[Edited 1/8/19 15:02pm]

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Reply #36 posted 01/08/19 2:51pm

SoulAlive

Sheila was thriving during that time.Beginning with Krush Groove,she was doing things oustside of the Prince camp,which was good for her career.In 1986,she was the opening act on Lionel Richie's tour.These things exposed her to a wider audience.But then....in late '86,Prince asked her to his drummer.

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Reply #37 posted 01/08/19 4:46pm

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SoulAlive said:

Sheila E. performing "Hollyrock" during one of her shows in 1986

[Edited 1/8/19 14:32pm]

Fun performance! Love it!

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