In Hip Hop History Today: The film Krush Groove was released on October 25, 1985
Krush Groove is a 1985 Warner Bros. film 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. Russell Simmons was the film’s co-producer and story consultant; he also had a cameo in the film as a club owner named Crocket. Watch the Krush Groove movie trailer below.