Last night Cinefamily hosted a screening of the classic Hip-Hop movie Wild Style as a part of the “Art In The Streets exhibit at MOCA. As with all of the Cinefamily hosted events, there’s always “surprise guests” and activities in conjunction with their screenings, but I had no idea what was in store for me when I attended this event.
One of the “surprise guests” was the legendary DeeJay Cut Chemist, dropping tracks and doing a pre-show set as only he can do. (*If you don’t know what a Cut Chemist DJ set is like, then do yourself a favor and check this out.) Now, this would have been enough for me to be happy with the evening, but, as they say…wait, there’s more.
Not only was the director, Charlie Ahearn in the building, but so was Yo! MTV Raps and Hip-Hop icon Fab Five Freddy AND The Cold Crush Brothers! So, needless to say, it was a bit overwhelming to be around that much Hip-Hop royalty. The history of what these guys have done collectively is too much to wrap my mind around. So, if their presence wasn’t enough, after the Q&A session at the end of the film, The Cold Crush Brothers and Cut Chemist took the stage.
And that, my friends, is a damn fine way to spend a Friday night in Los Angeles. Here’s the performance: