On this day in Hip-Hop history, Orion Pictures released Beat Street.
On this day in 1984, Orion Pictures released the major motion picture Beat Street. The film was produced by Harry Belafonte and David V. Picker and was directed by Stan Lathan. It starred Rae Dawn Chong and Guy Davis. Beat Street featured cameo appearances by hip-hop founder DJ Kool Herc and pioneers Doug E. Fresh, the Treacherous Three, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force, Jazzy Jay, and B-boys the New York City Breakers and the Rock Steady Crew.
Also on this day...
2004 - Terror Squad released the single "Lean Back" on Universal.
2010 - Plies released his fourth album Goon Affiliated on Slip-n-Slide.
This day in Birthdays...
Kanye West (1977) - American record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer from Chicago, Illinois.