This is the original script that later became the film "Beat Street" released by Orion Pictures. More
I sold this script to Harry Belafonte and a movie got made using the characters names, but nothing else from my original story survived. Someday I hope a producer will actually produce the real story. It was intended as a slice-of-life drama and a vehicle for showing some authentic hip hop performances from the golden age of the first generation. I wanted many of the real people involved to play themselves, which is why people like Kool Herc and the Treacherous Three appear in the story, as well as Crazy Legs and the Rock Steady Crew.
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on Feb. 3, 2012 :
I`m sitting here after reading the script thinkin, WHY!? did they re-write it into a story so far from the original script, and so far from the reality of where Hip Hop came from? Steven Hager have written a script that really takes you into the reality of early 1980`s everyday life in the South Bronx, with respect to the pioneers of Hip Hop. I would really like to see this script o the big screen some day. The script is a piece of Hip Hop history. Pay the $2.99 it`s really worth it!!