The National Hip-Hop Museum (NHHM) is hosting a 40th anniversary tribute to Wild Style and a hip-hop toy exhibit June 10 and 11.
In conjunction with Five Points Festival taking place at Zero Space (337-345 Butler St, Brooklyn, NY 11217), NHHM will host the 40th anniversary Wild Style celebration – the first ever hip-hop motion picture, Sun,, June 11, from noon to 6 p.m.
Kevin “Scene” Lewis will kick off the festivities with live graffiti painting throughoutthe day, while DJ Tony Crush, DJ Grand Wizzard Theodore and DJ Kevie Kev Rockwell spin classic hip-hop breaks and early hip-hop from the Wild Style era. Later, NHHM will present a live streamed podcast via Rock The Bells.
The celebration will culminate in a ceremony inducting Wild Style Director Charlie Ahearn with cast members including: Grandmaster Caz & The Cold Crush Brothers, Grand Wizzard Theodore & The Fantastic 5, Patti Astor and breakdance icon, Crazy Legs, into NHHM’sHall of Fame. These legends will receive an award, custom NHHM jacket, fat lace hat, inductee medallions, commemorative cassette necklaces and custom art by NHHM Creative Director Andy Katz and Photoshop Jedi. NHHM Historian Jay Quan will serve as emcee.
NHHM will display a hand-drawn animation slide from the movie’s intro by Zephyr and Revolt donated by Charlie Ahearn, alongside the original amphitheater flyer from 1980, a rare Italian 1984 Wild Style movie poster and vintage articles from the movie’s original premiere.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be hosting the National Hip Hop Museum ‘s Induction ceremony at Five Points this year,” says Josh Kimberg, one of the founders of Five Points Festival. “The path of hip-hop and designer toys has been linked since the very beginning of the art toy scene, on this anniversary it’s time to honor that legacy.”
Throughout the weekend, the NHHM will exhibit a retrospective of rare and vintage hip-hop toys from 1984 to the present. It also will operate a pop-up retail store offering many of the rare, exclusive, vintage and one-of-a-kind toys and apparel for purchase from its retail arm, The Hip-Hop Shop.
Go to www.fivepointsfest.com for more information.