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Style Wars

An emblem of the original, embracing spirit of hip-hop as it exploded into the world from underground tunnels, uptown streets, clubs and playgrounds. New York's legendary kings of graffiti own a special place in the hip hop pantheon, as they invented a new visual language to express both their individuality, and the voice of their community. New York's ramshackle subway system is their battleground and spectacular artistic canvas. Opposing them by every means possible are Mayor Ed Koch, the police, and the New York Transit Authority. Regarded by many as the definitive document of the emergence of hip-hop culture, and the continuing struggle to keep its authentic spirit alive.

Year: 1983
Genre: Documentaries, Music Capsule, General Docos
Country: USA
Director: Tony Silver
Duration: 70 Minutes
Rating: PG
8.3/10
Location in store: Documentary (General)

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