Beat Street Soundtrack (

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Rating: 6.50/10 from 4400 votes
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

Beat street

Title in Italiano:

Beat Street

Title in Português:

Beat Street - A Loucura do Ritmo


Beat Street is an upbeat, lets-put-on-a-show musical about the wonders of hip-hop music and culture. The story follows Kenny, a young hip-hop artist living in the rough slums of the Bronx with his younger brother Lee and their mother Cora.

Kenny dreams of making it big as a disc jockey and playing in the most swank of Manhattan nightclubs, the Roxy. Tracy, a composer and assistant choreographer from the City College of New York, enters their lives and inspires Kenny to pursue his dream. Romance begins to blossom between Kenny and Tracy, despite their different backgrounds.

Meanwhile, Lee is part of a break-dancing crew determined to dominate the street scene. Their friends include Ramon, a graffiti artist spreading his art across the city, and Chollie, a fellow disc jockey who becomes Kenny's manager.

The film features cameo appearances from many hip-hop groups, electro artists, break dancers, and Latin freestyle singers such as Us Girls, the Treacherous Three, the System, the Rock Steady Crew, Afrika Bambaataa and Soul Sonic Force, Shango, the Magnificent Force, the New York City Breakers, Grand Master Melle Mel and the Furious Five, Tina B., Johnny B. Bad, and more.

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Beat Street
Beat Street Breakdown
Melle Mel: Composer
Melle Mel: Performer
Son of Beat Street
DJ Jazzy Jay: Performer
Santa's Rap
Kool Moe Dee: Writer
Treacherous Three: Performer
Breaker's Revenge
Arthur Baker: Composer
Frantic Situation
Arthur Baker: Composer
Afrika Bambaataa: Performer
Nothin's Gonna Come Easy
Arthur Baker: Composer
Tina B.: Performer
Us Girls
Lisa Lee: Composer
Baptize the Beat
The System: Writer
Tu Cariño (Carmen's Theme)
Rubén Blades: Writer
Rubén Blades: Performer
This Could Be the Night
Arthur Baker: Composer
Cindy Mizelle: Performer
Battle Cry
Arthur Baker: Composer
Phony Four MC's - Wappin'
Ralph Rolle: Performer
Play that Beat
G.L.O.B.E.: Performer
Freeez: Performer
John Rocca: Writer
Black Bird Fly
Carl Maultsby: Performer
Beat Street Strut
Eumir Deodato: Writer
Eumir Deodato: Produced and arranged
Katreese Barnes: Lyrics

User reviews

Paul Wright

Each song in the Beat Street soundtrack brings a unique flavor to the overall composition, showcasing the versatility of hip-hop music.

David Baker

The blend of different hip-hop artists and groups in the soundtrack provides a diverse and rich listening experience.

Thomas Wright

Additionally, I found that some of the musical numbers in Beat Street felt disconnected from the overall storyline. While the songs were catchy, they did not always contribute to the character development or plot progression in a meaningful way. I wished for a more cohesive integration of the music with the narrative to create a more immersive and engaging experience.

Betty Wilson

The incorporation of break-dancing beats and electro sounds in the soundtrack adds a dynamic and engaging layer to the musical experience.

Betty Phillips

The soundtrack not only complements the storyline of the film but also stands on its own as a collection of influential tracks from the era.

Ronald Taylor

The soundtrack of Beat Street did not resonate with me as much as I had hoped. Some of the songs felt generic and lacked the unique energy and creativity that I associate with hip-hop music. I was hoping for more innovative and cutting-edge tracks that would truly capture the essence of the Bronx street scene.

Daniel Martin

The music from Beat Street sets the tone for the film's narrative, effectively conveying the struggles and dreams of the characters.

Anthony Gonzalez

The cameo appearances of various hip-hop artists in the film are seamlessly integrated into the soundtrack, creating a cohesive and immersive listening experience.

Michael Lewis

Overall, the Beat Street soundtrack is a vibrant and infectious collection of songs that perfectly complements the storyline and brings the world of hip-hop to life in a compelling and memorable way.

Stephanie Lewis

The soundtrack features iconic tracks that have become synonymous with the 80s hip-hop scene, adding authenticity to the overall feel of the movie.

Matthew Jones

The Beat Street soundtrack perfectly captures the vibrant energy and pulse of the hip-hop culture showcased in the film.

Dorothy Harris

Overall, the Beat Street soundtrack is a nostalgic journey through the golden age of hip-hop, evoking a sense of nostalgia and appreciation for the genre's roots.

Matthew Parker

The diversity of artists featured in the soundtrack, from hip-hop groups to break dancers to electro artists, adds depth and authenticity to the music, making it a true reflection of the Bronx street scene in the 1980s.

Paul Parker

The blend of old-school hip-hop beats, infectious electro tunes, and soulful Latin freestyle melodies creates a dynamic and engaging listening experience that stays with you long after the movie ends. The soundtrack of Beat Street is a true masterpiece that celebrates the power of music to inspire, unite, and uplift.

Amanda Thompson

The soundtrack of Beat Street truly captures the essence and energy of hip-hop music and culture. Each song is a vibrant reflection of the characters' emotions and struggles, adding depth and emotion to the storyline.

Linda Nelson

Each track in the soundtrack is not only catchy and upbeat, but also conveys a sense of passion and creativity that resonates with the characters' dreams and struggles in the film.

William Clark

The Beat Street soundtrack truly captures the essence and energy of hip-hop music and culture. It seamlessly blends various genres and styles, creating a dynamic and engaging musical experience.

Anthony Jackson

The diverse range of artists featured in the film, from the iconic Grand Master Melle Mel and the Furious Five to the talented Rock Steady Crew, brings an authenticity and richness to the soundtrack that is unparalleled. Their contributions elevate the film to a whole new level of musical excellence.