Graffiti Rock was the first ever, nationwide, hip-hop variety television show and was produced and hosted by Michael Holman. It helped feature some of hip-hop’s most revered artists including RUN DMC, Kool Moe Dee, The New York City Breakers, and a studio dance crowd that included the likes of Vincent Gallo (Buffalo 66) and Debi Mazar (Goodfellas, L.A. Law, Entourage).
As the 30th Anniversary of the first airing of the show is approaching, Graffiti Rock has started a campaign to raise 50,000 for the Graffiti Rock 30th Anniversary Edition project. This project will only be funded if at least $50,000 is pledged by Friday, August 2. Michael Holman and company will re-master the 1″ broadcast video tape onto DVD, as well as producing a new feature length film called Graffiti Rock: The Untold Story. The documentary will feature special behind the scenes footage from “Graffiti Rock”, testimonials from Michael Holman, and unseen footage from Michael Holman’s private video collection including the first Hip Hop film ever made, “Catch A Beat” and rare NYC cable television shows from 1982 featuring DJ Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Jazzy Jay, Fab 5 Freddy, Doug E. Fresh, and many others.
The Kickstarter campaign has 18 days left. There are plenty of incentives for supporters including limited edition posters and T-Shirts, a chance to be personally credited for both Graffiti Rock, The 30th Anniversary Edition and Graffiti Rock: The Untold Story, and more.
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