Rap City

The Portland Black Film Festival and Re-Run Theater present RAP CITY!  A breakneck breakdown of breakin', rappin', scratchin', taggin' ... the genesis and rapid spread of Hip Hop Culture!

In the early 1980's, hip hop was widely considered to be a quickly passing fad. By the mid-80's, rap music had taken the world by storm, and proved itself to be a reckoning force. We are celebrating this Original Age of Hip Hop by compiling the era’s freshest moments: clips from the underground TV show Graffiti Rock, rare footage of The Rock Steady Crew (one of the first official breakdance crews), clips from all the biggest rap movies, ads that cashed in on the phenomena and music videos you could only find on late night tv. Featuring appearances by Kool Moe Dee, JJ Fad, Run DMC, The Fat Boys, Sugarhill Gang, Doug E. Fresh and much much more! So bring your best beats, rhymes and moves, this is sure to be the freshest trip in town.


Thursday, February 25