National Hip-Hop Museum Wild Style 40th Anniversary Celebration and Toy Exhibit
The National Hip-Hop Museum (NHHM) will rock the Five Points Festival in Brooklyn with a unique combination of hip-hop toys, legendary DJs spinning classic hip-hop breaks and early hip-hop, and a 40th star-studded anniversary tribute to Wild Style – the first ever hip-hop motion picture.
NHHM will induct 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’s Hall 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 – a noted hip-hop historian, lecturer, narrator and writer – will serve as emcee. Adding to the excitement, 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.
Throughout the weekend, the NHHM will exhibit a retrospective of rare and vintage hip-hop toys from 1984 to the present. Just in time for Father’s Day gifts, 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.