Krush Groove is a 1985 American film by Warner Bros. that was written by Ralph Farquhar and directed by Michael Schultz (who also produced the movie, along with George Jackson and Doug McHenry). This film is based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings and up-and-coming record producer Russell Simmons (renamed Russell Walker in the film), portrayed by Blair Underwood in his feature film debut. Simmons was the film's co-producer and story consultant; he also had a cameo in the film as a club owner named Crocket.
The film introduced acts like the Fat boys, LL Cool J, Kurtis Blow and Run DMC to the world who may never heard of hip hop. Run DMC basically created sneaker culture as we know it today. Run Dmc always put the sneaker Adidas on the map! “[‘My Adidas'] was a song that was about our sneakers, but it was bigger than just talking about how many pairs of sneakers we had,” McDaniels told MTV in 2011, 25 years after the song's release.
Angelo Anastasio, a senior Adidas employee, was attending a 1986 Madison Square Gardens performance of the Raising Hell tour when he was struck by the sight of tens of thousands of fans lifting their Adidas sneakers into the air, answering the call of those on stage. Inspired, Anastasio reportedly ran back to the Adidas New York headquarters and within days, Run-D.M.C. became the first hip hop group to receive a million-dollar endorsement deal. Success was immediate; a limited edition shell toe ‘Superstar’ sneaker was released, soon followed by the now immediately recallable cross-branded clothing range, which is still in production under the Adidas Originals label.
Space Jam/Space Jam 11s
The legend continues with the Air Jordan XXXI, paying homage to the one that started it all in a color way inspired by the epic intergalactic match-up between the Tune Squad and Monstars. Im talking about "Space Jam"! The one film most 90's babies see as a masterpiece. Space jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated family sports comedy film starring crying meme and basketball legend Michael Jordan and featuring the Looney Tunes cartoon characters directed by Joe Pitka, the man who directed Michael Jacksons Dirty Diana, the way you make me feel and heal the world!
Space Jam opened at No. 1 in the US and grossed over $230 million worldwide on an $80 million dollar budget, becoming the highest-grossing basketball film of all-time. The film also marks the first appearance of new Looney Tunes character Lola Bunny, the bunny who had as equally confused us as Jessica rabbit (come on, you thought about tapping that)
Jordan teamed up with the Looney Tunes to play a team of jacked-up aliens in a game of basketball where punches, kicks, slaps, and dynamite were all legal.
After a stint as a minor league baseball player, Jordan must recapture his love of basketball in time to prevent the owner of a failing amusement park on another planet from kidnapping the Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Tasmanian Devil, Tweety Bird, etc) and forcing them to work as sideshow attractions. Why the Looney Tunes? Because in 1993, Nike produced an Ad featured the both of them and Someone at Warner Bros say "that should be a movie!"
This movie feels like magic in a can. This movie is a time machine. This was the only movie to feature Michael Jordan in the starring role which others say is a good thing cause it could of went bad really fast (insert the most corniest shaw movies) This movie made you feel like anything was possible. Aliens showing up at a baseball game? Sure. I could beat Charles Barkley in street ball? You betcha! People still think they can freaking fly because of this damn movie! That's why I need a pair!
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