Black History Month: '80s Black Cinema

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  • Hollywood Shuffle
  • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
  • The Last Dragon
  • Harlem Nights
  • Krush Groove
  • Do The Right Thing
  • The Color Purple
  • Coming to America
  • Purple Rain, Prince
  • Lean on Me

Krush Groove (1985)

Based on the beginnings of Def Jam Recordings, this hit hip hop film not only became an instant classic but a launch pad for the pop careers of rap music icons Run-DMC and LL Cool J. Blair Underwood made his film debut playing Russell Simmons. The who's who cast also included Rick Rubin, Kurtis Blow and Sheila E.

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