Director: Charlie Ahearn Run Time: 82 min. Release Year: 1982
Starring: 'Lee' George Quinones, Fab 5 Freddy, Grandmaster Flash, Lady Pink, Patti Astor
Wild Style is a 1983 hip hop film produced by Charlie Ahearn. Released theatrically in 1983 by First Run Features and later re-released for home video by Rhino Home Video, it is regarded as the first hip hop motion picture. The film featured seminal figures within the given period, such as Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quinones, Lady Pink, the Rock Steady Crew, The Cold Crush Brothers, Queen Lisa Lee of Zulu Nation, and Grandmaster Flash. The protagonist “Zoro” is played by New York graffiti artist “Lee” George Quinones. 2013, marks the 30th Anniversary of the film and a Blu Ray edition is slated for release to include various interviews and additional features.