Set in the South Bronx, the film follows the lives of a pair of brothers and their group of friends, all of whom are devoted to various elements of early hip hop culture. Kenny Kirkland (Guy Davis) is a budding disc jockey and Master of Ceremonies, and his younger brother, Lee (Robert Taylor), is a hardcore b-boy who dances with Beat Street Breakers (the New York City Breakers). Kenny's best friends are Ramon (Jon Chardiet), a graffiti artist known by his tag, "Ramo", and Chollie (Leon W. Grant), his self-styled manager/promoter.
|contentLocation||New York City|
|editor||Dov Hoenig Kevin Lee|
|keywords||abandon apartment building best friend big break break in breakdancing build burn disc jockey dj kool herc doug e. fresh even follow grand final grandmaster melle mel & the furious five group of friends hardware store house party kool herc master of ceremonies new year new york city breakers on the road paint rock steady crew roxy roxy nyc south bronx spray paint strike subway train talk television show than the think treacherous three tv show walk|
|producer||David V. Picker Harry Belafonte|
|recordedAt||New York City|
|theme||dance hip hop musical drama teen drama|