Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Joel Silberg|
Robert J. Litz
|Distributed by||Cannon Films|
|July 11, 1985|
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 Boogaloo. 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.
The film earned $2.9 million at the US box office.