10 Ways Wild Style Influenced Hip Hop

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Rocked the Art World

Within the art world, Wild Style was instrumental in spreading the popularity of graffiti around the world. But it's also impacted mainstream visual art. Case and point, painter Fab Five Freddy (who starred in and helped spearhead the making of Wild Style), whose art show Kung Fu Wildstyle with MC Yan explores Bruce Lee's influence on Black urban culture, especially hip hop and vice versa -- how hip hop has influenced Hong Kong street culture. Not to mention Wild Style debuted in a Times Square theater known for karate flicks. 

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