Featuring appearances from Fab Five Freddy, the Cold Crush Brothers, the Rocksteady Crew and Grandmaster Flash, 'Wild Style' is more an important historical artefact than a traditionally accomplished film.
Melding a loose storyline with a hearty amount of live performance, it showcases hip hop on the rise. The culture illustrated within is almost unrecognisable when viewed through a contemporary lens.
Released the very same year as Flash dropped "The Message," the film represents the four pillars of hip hop culture - emceeing, b-boying, graffitiing and turntabling - democratically.
Whilst the acting throughout is less than convincing - the consequence of casting authentic figures to play themselves - the story itself confronts the commercialisation and gentrification of hip hop culture, an…