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HHMC is brought to you by a trio of longtime hip hop fans: JB, an 80s and 90s nostalgia junkie, Boogie, a veteran DJ and graffiti artist, and DynoWright, podcaster and filmmaker.

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Aug 16 - House Party screening and talkback, SteelStacks, Bethlehem PA. More information coming soon!

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

HHMC is brought to you by a trio of longtime hip hop fans: JB, an 80s and 90s nostalgia junkie, Boogie, a veteran DJ and graffiti artist, and DynoWright, podcaster and filmmaker.

Upcoming Hip Hop Movie Club events:

Aug 16 - House Party screening and talkback, SteelStacks, Bethlehem PA. More information coming soon!

More events to be announced! Subscribe to our newsletter and get updated on events: https://hiphopmovieclub.substack.com/

    Set It Off is a groundbreaking film. Here's why.

    Set It Off is a groundbreaking film. Here's why.

    Today on Hip Hop Movie Club: Set It Off, the 1996 heist movie starring Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Jada Pinkett, and Kimberly Elise that was groundbreaking – in more ways than one!
    Topics discussed:This is Queen Latifah's first lead role, and one of the best performances of a rapper turned actor 👑 This film is also an ode to Black women friendship and sisterhood, with strong performances from the four leads to match 👩🏾 We see an early instance of an LGBTQ relationship in a major motion picture, and it's handled well without making it a clumsy plot point 🏳️‍🌈The soundtrack is hip hop heavy and important to the heist sequences 🎤Some of the themes (police brutality, racism, sexism, systemic oppression) are sadly still relevant, which gives the film a poignant quality 😓
    Also check out: The Film Experience: Gay Best Friend: Cleo (Queen Latifah) in "Set It Off" (1996)
    Nerdist: A Brief History of Black Queer Representation in Cinema
    Autostraddle: “Set It Off” Is the Queer Tribute to Black Women’s Friendship We Need After a Summer of Black Mourning
    CreditsHip Hop Movie Club is produced by your HHMCs JB, BooGie, and DynoWright. Theme music by BooGie. Follow @hiphopmovieclub on Instagram!
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    And remember: Don't hate...create!

    • 34 min
    Is Do the Right Thing as vital and important as ever? (Rebroadcast)

    Is Do the Right Thing as vital and important as ever? (Rebroadcast)

    Today we present our original 2-part episode on Do The Right Thing, the 1989 classic film by Spike Lee. (Originally released August/September 2022)
    As you should well know, "Fight the Power" by Public Enemy features prominently in the film, and if you're listening to this in mid-April of 2024, you should know that Chuck D from Public Enemy will be in conversation with our man DJ ARM 18, Andrew McIntosh on April 16th at Northampton Community College. Information on that event is at northampton.edu. Your HHMCs JB, BooGie and me, DynoWright will be there. Come through and hang with us! 
    Topics discussed:This film forces you think and feel something, and is still fresh and relevant"Fight the Power" and how it came to be part of the movieA cavalcade of stars and soon-to-be stars, plus expert cinematography (by Ernest Dickerson) that enhances the themes of the filmIs Sal racist?Could Sal and Mookie continue having a relationship after all that happened, or are they done?
    Also check out: "Fight the Power" music video by Public Enemy
    CreditsHip Hop Movie Club is produced by your HHMCs JB, BooGie, and DynoWright. Theme music by BooGie. Follow @hiphopmovieclub on Instagram!
    And remember: Don't hate...liberate!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Krush Groovin', Body Movin': Krush Groove screening/live talkback at SteelStacks

    Krush Groovin', Body Movin': Krush Groove screening/live talkback at SteelStacks

    Our live recording after the Krush Groove screening at SteelStacks in Bethlehem PA. Five facts plus trivia questions about the 1985 classic starring Run-DMC, Blair Underwood and a cast of thousands.
    Topics discussed:👑 The Brothers Simmons: Russell and Joseph a.k.a. "Run"
    🎞️ The real life inspiration for the Krush Groove story: Def Jam Recordings
    🎥 Director Michael Schultz and his long career
    🎭 Rising hip hop stars in the film
    💿 The Krush Groove soundtrack: full of great hip hop music
    Also check out: Our original episode on Krush Groove
    Our original episode on Disorderlies
    Save the date: August 16 we are back at SteelStacks with a House Party screening and talkback!
    CreditsMany thanks to DJ ARM 18 and ArtsQuest for helping us put this screening and live talkback together! Check out 50 Years Down the Line and ArtsQuest.
    Hip Hop Movie Club is produced by your HHMCs JB, BooGie, and DynoWright. Theme music by BooGie. Follow @hiphopmovieclub on Instagram!
    Join us for "A Conversation with Chuck D" hosted by DJ ARM 18 on Tue April 16 at the Spartan Center on the Bethlehem campus of Northampton Community College. Free tickets at the NCC website.

    • 14 min
    The far-reaching impact of Run-DMC on Hip Hop and pop culture (Kings from Queens: The Run-DMC Story)

    The far-reaching impact of Run-DMC on Hip Hop and pop culture (Kings from Queens: The Run-DMC Story)

    Today on Hip Hop Movie Club: Kings from Queens: The Run-DMC Story. A new 3-part documentary series on Peacock chronicling the rise and dominance of the Hip Hop powerhouse that we know and love as Run-DMC. We see the origin story, the apex, the struggles, and the undeniable legacy left by this dynamic trio.  
    Topics discussed:This documentary shows why Run-DMC is most responsible for introducing hip-hop to the entire world. The late Jam Master Jay is responsible for the image and the fashion of the group. DMC battled and overcame personal demons along the journey of being a star. Run-DMC revived the Adidas brand of footwear and apparel, as well as the career of the rock group Aerosmith. Run-DMC inspired the likes of Ice Cube, Eminem, LL Cool J, Chuck D, and the Beastie Boys. 
    Also check out: Run-DMC's performance of "King of Rock" at Live Aid
    "Whose house? Run's House! from Dogma
    A Conversation with Chuck D, April 16 at Northampton Community College.
    CreditsHip Hop Movie Club is produced by your HHMCs JB, BooGie, and DynoWright. Theme music by BooGie. Follow @hiphopmovieclub on Instagram!
    Keep up with all things Hip Hop Movie Club with our newsletter. Subscribe today!
    And remember: Don't hate...captivate!

    • 45 min
    Rebroadcast: Krush Groove

    Rebroadcast: Krush Groove

    Ahead of our Krush Groove screening/live talkback at SteelStacks in Bethlehem PA on March 27, here is our original episode on the 1985 classic!
    Free tickets are still available if you go to steelstacks.org. (And join us on April 16 at Northampton Community College,
    Our original show notes: Your HHMCs review the 1985 film Krush Groove, starring Sheila E., Blair Underwood, Run-D.M.C., The Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow, and New Edition. This episode of Hip Hop Movie Club answers the question: Just how Def was the origin story of Def Jam Recordings??!!
    Krush Groove on IMDb
    Where to Watch: Tubi
    Rush Management/Productions (Cornell exhibition)
    Kurtis Blow - "Basketball" (YouTube)
    Maurice Starr (Instagram)
    Force M.D.s - "Tender Love" (YouTube)
    Krush Groove All-Stars - "Krush Groovin'" (YouTube)
    Verzuz
    New Edition - "Cool It Now" or "Mr. Telephone Man" (YouTube)
    Bobby Brown - "Every Little Step" and "Roni" (YouTube)
    "Remembering Crazy Eddie: His Prices Were Insane" (New Yorker)
    Who's The Man? (IMDB)
    Fat laces (InThe80s.com)
    CreditsHip Hop Movie Club is produced by your HHMC's: Boogie, JB and DynoWright! Theme music by Boogie.   
    Follow us on Instagram!
    Shout out to you listeners. Thanks for tuning in. 
    And remember: Don't hate, orchestrate.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Rebroadcast note
    Originally released February 1, 2023.

    • 51 min
    "You got the Juice now!" (Juice screening and live talkback at SteelStacks)

    "You got the Juice now!" (Juice screening and live talkback at SteelStacks)

    Our live recording after the Juice screening at SteelStacks in Bethlehem PA. Five facts plus trivia questions about the 1992 classic starring Tupac Shakur and Omar Epps.
    Topics discussed:🎞️ Tupac's filmography
    🎥 Director Ernest Dickerson's work with Spike Lee
    🎭 Cameos of rising hip hop stars in the film
    💿 The Juice soundtrack: full of great hip hop music
    🎥 The original ending that was filmed but not used
    Also check out: Ernest Dickerson discusses the original ending.
    CreditsMany thanks to DJ ARM 18 and ArtsQuest for helping us put this screening and live talkback together! Check out 50 Years Down the Line and ArtsQuest.
    Hip Hop Movie Club is produced by your HHMCs JB, BooGie, and DynoWright. Theme music by BooGie. Follow @hiphopmovieclub on Instagram!
    And remember: Join us on Wed March 27 for a screening and live talkback of the 1985 classic KRUSH GROOVE at SteelStacks in Bethlehem PA – get your free tickets now!
    Join us for "A Conversation with Chuck D" hosted by DJ ARM 18 on Tue April 16 at the Spartan Center on the Bethlehem campus of Northampton Community College. Free tickets at the NCC website.

    • 13 min

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