Friday, July 12, 2013

W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio:"Kickstarting 'Graffiti Rock': Hip Hop's First TV Show" (Fri. 7/12/2013 @ 4pm e/3pm c/1pm p)

W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio:"Kickstarting 'Graffiti Rock': Hip Hop's First TV Show"
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Date: Friday July 12, 2013

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r2c2h2 tha artivist & unsung Hip-Hop Impresario Bro. Michael Holman


Featured Guest...
Bro. Michael Holman
 The Father of Hip Hop TV
 Before BET, MTV, VH1 and the Rest, He Went There First!!!
Michael Holman c. 1983 Photo by Arne Swensen

 "Back in 1984, the excitement that surrounded the show, as a young kid, was inescapable in New York City. We want Graffiti Rock, NOW!" ~ Q-Tip
KickStarting for the 30th Anniv. release of the first ever Hip Hop TV Show, "Graffiti Rock", & new Hip Hop documentary "Graffiti Rock: The Untold Story"

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About Graffiti Rock
In 1984, I, Michael Holman, was successful in producing and broadcasting the first ever, nation-wide, Hip Hop variety television show, Graffiti Rock. The show featured Run DMC's greatest televised performance ever (of "Sucker M.C.'s"), as well as Kool Moe Dee and Special K of The Treacherous Three, The New York City Breakers, and a studio dance crowd that included the likes of young Vincent Gallo (Buffalo 66, Brown Bunny) and Debi Mazar (Goodfellas, L.A. Law, Entourage).

“Graffiti Rock was an incredible show... Michael Holman was a genius.” ~ Debi Mazar (on Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Run–D.M.C. performing on "Graffiti Rock" Photo by Martha Cooper

The New York City Breakers on "Graffiti Rock" Photo by Martha Cooper

Soon, it will be the 30th Anniversary of the airing of Graffiti Rock and through your contributions, we will re-master the 1 inch broadcast video tape of the show (on to DVD) as well as produce a new, feature length film called Graffiti Rock: The Untold Story. Graffiti Rock: The Untold Story will be an in-depth documentary that captures the memories and reactions of today's Hip Hop celebrities to first seeing Graffiti Rock, and how it impacted their lives. The documentary will also capture the "behind the scenes" making of Graffiti Rock, as well as my own personal experiences and accomplishments as a Hip Hop Pioneer, helping to introduce Hip Hop Culture to New York's Downtown Art Scene and eventually to the rest of the world.

“Whaasup? Graffiti Rock's the first RAP Show on TV that's what's up. Michael Holman doing his Don Cornelius with Run DMC and Kool Moe Dee years before Yo! MTV Raps dropped. Super FRESH on your own box - now check it.” ~ Charlie Ahearn (Director Wild Style)

Along with the 30th Anniversary release of Graffiti Rock, combined with Graffiti Rock: The Untold Story documentary, we will include in the DVD package:

Never-before-seen footage from my private, Hip Hop video collection, including: the first Hip Hop film ever made, Catch a Beat featuring Crazy Legs and the Rock Steady Crew; and rare, unseen, local, New York cable Hip Hop television shows from 1982, featuring DJ Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Jazzy Jay, Fab 5 Freddy, Doug E. Fresh, Grand Mixer DXT, DJ Jazzy Joyce (first female Hip Hop DJ), K-Rob and the New York City Breakers.

In addition, some of the incentives to pledge support to this history making project are: a signed vinyl recording by Kool Moe Dee of a remix of the Graffiti Rock theme song; limited edition posters and T-shirts; a reproduction of a Graffiti Rock Press & Production Kit (including loads of historical documents, flyers, etc.); opportunities to spend time with me in New York City in a social and educational capacity; and the chance to be personally credited in both Graffiti Rock, The 30th Anniversary Edition and Graffiti Rock: The Untold Story.

“Graffiti Rock is the Soul Train of Hip Hop.” ~ Ricky Powell (photographer)

With your help and support - and with my experience and skills as an award-winning filmmaker & television producer, with national broadcast credits, as-well-as the creator, producer and host of Graffiti Rock itself - the Graffiti Rock 30th Anniversary Edition will be an important contribution to Global Pop Culture, as it educates, inspires, and entertains Hip Hop fans worldwide.


Genius Rap (by Syd Caesar, May 12, 2002): “Graffiti Rock captures a classic period of Hip Hop history. A quarter century after its creation, this special is even better than it was back then. It's doubtful that Michael Holman knew how timeless his show would be, but he created something that may outlive us all.Nuff respect due.” 

Time Magazine (by Wook Kim, Feb.,2012): “Top 10 Music TV Shows:Graffiti Rock…an urban-flavored music show that would do for rap and street culture what Soul Train did for R&B, funk, and soul.” 

Rap Genius (author, date N/A):“A live cypher from the extremely short-lived (one episode!) but hellaimportant 1984 TV show Graffiti Rock. …hellaimportant…” 

Dangerous Minds (by Ron Nachmann,June, 2011): “Before Yo!MTV Raps and Rap City hit the markets in the late ‘80s, New York culture maven Michael Holman first made the move to put hip-hop culture on TV with the show Graffiti Rock.Graffiti Rock proved a legendary snapshot into what hip-hop TV was about to be. What a shot in the arm it would have been for the culture.”

Old School Hip Hop (author N/A, Jan. 7, 2010): “…a blazing performance from the one and only Run DMC clad in their all black leather outfits. They perform “Sucker M.C’s”alongside Jam Master Jay. This show is for the die-hard hip-hop fan. A true hip-hop and television classic. It makes you think back to when corporate America was hating on this culture that was still in its prime. This show is really ahead of its time and there is no other show like it.“

And The Best Is Yet To Come!!!


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