|Big Fun In The Big Town features interviews and appearances with: MC Shan, Grandmaster Flash, Roxanne Shante, Biz Markie, Doug E Fresh, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl, CBS Crew, Mystery Crew, Run DMC, The Last Poets, Schoolly D and many more. All regions, run time 41:28|
Filmed in New York City in 1986, ''Big Fun in the Big Town'' chronicles the emerging cultural movement called hip-hop through the lens of an upstart Dutch filmmaker named Bram Van Splunteren. Armed with nothing more than a camera crew and vague understanding of the English language, Van Splunteren's fearless excursion into the world of American hip hop led him to the gritty landscapes of Harlem, South Bronx, and the Lower East Side during the peak years of the 1980s crack epidemic. As many would come to learn, this backdrop proved to be the incubator to what became a breeding ground for hip hop pioneers. Never released until decades after it was filmed.
The amazing scenes contained herein will blow the minds of any self respecting fan of rap music; a 17 year old LL Cool J greeting Van Splunteren from the door step of his grandmother's apartment (where he still lived), the Mystery Crew out of Chicago who happened to be trying to snag a meeting with Russell Simmons outside the small first offices of Def Jam on the same day Van Splunteren happened to be interviewing him, DMC freestyling to and unreleased beat on the cassette deck of his brand new and first Cadillac, a still skinny Biz Markie beatboxing for Roxanne Shante on stage, just to give a few examples.
Travel back to where it all began and relive the inspiring struggle of hip hop music all over again.