On this day in Hip-Hop history, the motion picture Krush Groove was released.
On this day in 1985, the motion picture Krush Groove was released in US theaters. The film was directed and produced by Michael Schultz and was a semi-autobiographical account of the life of rap mogul Russell Simmons. Actor Blair Underwood played the Def Jam founder in his feature debut.
Krush Groove starred R&B singer and percussionist Shelia E., along with future rap legends like Run-D.M.C., Kurtis Blow, the Beastie Boys, the Fat Boys, Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, and a then sixteen-year-old LL Cool J.
The soundtrack to the film peaked at #79 on the Billboard 200. It reached #14 on the R&B chart. The film grossed over $11 million.
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