Does this look familiar to you? Do you remember Krush Groove?
This movie is called “Krush Groove” and it was supposedly the story of early Def Jam, made in 1985! Here is the description:
In the movie, Russell Walker has signed all of the hottest acts to his Krush Groove record label, including Run-D.M.C., Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde (Alonzo Brown), and Kurtis Blow. Rick Rubin produces their records. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell doesn’t have the money to press records, he borrows money from a street hustler. At the same time, Russell and his brother Run are both competing for the heart of R&B singer-percussionist Sheila E. Also appearing in the film are LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys, New Edition, the Fat Boys and some of their songs, as well as others from the likes of Chaka Khan, Debbie Harry, and the Gap Band. Members of the R&B group Full Force also make a cameo in the film as bodyguards.
Anyway, that was a long, long time ago – 30 years! The word on the street is that a revised, more truthful look at Def Jam Records as a movement. I’m thinking it could happen and be an epic story! Thoughts?