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Video: Hip Hop Goes to Hollywood

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Veteran artists Bill Stephney, Darnell Martin and Fab 5 Freddy talk hip hop and Hollywood with Warrington Hudlin of the Museum of the Moving Image live in The Greene Space. (The Greene Space/Screen Shot)

As the iconic movie "House Party" celebrates its 25th anniversary, three veteran artists joined us live in The Greene Space on Tues, June 2 to discuss hip hop's journey to acceptance by Hollywood.

The panel featured hip hop pioneer and former "Yo! MTV Raps" host Fab 5 Freddy; director, screenwriter and producer Darnell Martin (Cadillac Records); and Bill Stephney, best known for his successful marketing of the political rap group Public Enemy. Warrington Hudlin, the producer of "House Party" and Vice Chairman of the Museum of the Moving Image hosted.

They talked about the history of hip hop, how Kid 'N Play's "House Party" introduced the genre to mainstream audiences and established it as a commercially and artistically successful source of stories and characters.

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