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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJoel Silberg
Produced byMenahem Golan
Yoram Globus
Written byAdam Friedman
Robert J. Litz
Distributed byCannon Films
Release date
July 11, 1985
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,864,844[1]

Rappin' is a 1985 film directed by Joel Silberg, written by Adam Friedman and Robert J. Litz, produced by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus and starring Mario Van Peebles. The film is a sequel to Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, and is also known as Breakdance 3: Electric Boogalee. Although it features Ice-T (who featured in Breakin' and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo), Rappin' has a plot unconnected to the previous two films and features different lead characters and locations. The film has developed a small cult following, despite Van Peebles' lack of rapping ability and the film's overall poor production values.


Rappin' John Hood (Van Peebles), an ex-convict, attempts to save his neighborhood from developers and hoodlums. Mario Van Peebles' raps were overdubbed by Master Gee of the Sugarhill Gang, who also wrote one part.[2]

Ice-T's small role is uncredited and he reportedly provided the rhymes, including the hero's climactic lines, "Can't stop / Won't stop / Climbing that mountain 'till we reach the top!"[]

Cast and crew

Featured songs

  • Rappin' - Lovebug Starski
  • Snack Attack - Melvin Plowden, Mario Van Peebles, Eriq La Salle, Kadeem Hardison, Richie Abanes
  • The Fight Rap - Lovebug Starski
  • Neighborhood Walk - Mario Van Peebles
  • Itchin' For A Scratch - The Force M.D.'s
  • Flame In The Fire - Warren Mills
  • Call Me - D. Terrell
  • If You Want To (FU12) - Lajuan Carter
  • Golly Gee - Tuff, Inc.
  • First Love Never Dies - Eugene Wilde, Joanna Gardner


The film earned $2.9 million at the US box office.[3]


  1. ^ Rappin' at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ JayQuan (2005). "Accept No Substitutes - The Original Master Gee". www.thafoundation.com. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Andrew Yule, Hollywood a Go-Go: The True Story of the Cannon Film Empire, Sphere Books, 1987 p111

External links

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