Based in part on the life of music impresario Russell Simmons and his founding of Def Jam Records in New York, the home of hip hop, this classic film features early appearances by rap legends Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Fat Boys, and Kurtis Blow, as well as R&B stars New Edition and Sheila E., and producer Rick Rubin, among others, all playing versions of themselves. Starring Blair Underwood as Russell Walker, the new label owner has signed all of the hottest groups to his Krush Groove Records, but has to deal with the realities of success, ranging from competing for love to problems with managing business finances. (1985, 97 min.)
MUSICALLY SPEAKING is a series of music-themed movie and documentary screenings, curated/hosted by DJ Soul Sister, & co-presented monthly by Soul Sister, Charitable Film Network, & WWOZ FM. Free admission and refreshments. NEW LOCATION: New Orleans Comedy Theater aka La Nuit Theatre - 5039 Freret St.