November 22, 2013

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Friday Flashback: The 'House Party' Movies

#1'House Party' (1990)

New York duo Kid 'n Play are more than hitmakers from old school hip hop's Golden Age—they're also rapper-actor pioneers. In the early '90s, Christopher "Kid" Reid and Christopher "Play" Martin starred in the House Party movies, which are wonderful for being 1) Perfect time capsules and 2) Genuinely hilarious buddy movies.

The first House Party film, which dropped in 1990, is a stone-cold classic. With a killer dance-off (above), a freestyle rap battle, Kid's unmistakable hi-top fade and plenty of hook-ups, House Party is a hilarious, exuberant and unforgettable story about friendship and hip hop culture.

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