A young businessman attempts to start a record company featuring rap artists. Plenty of music and dancing!
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The Five Heartbeats -- The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.
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In this movie based on the life of Russel Simmons, hot young record producer/manager Russel Walker has all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove records. The acts include Run-DMC, Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Kurtis Blow.
Five friends leave their poor neighborhood and head for a new type of music - Motown - in this exciting film starring Diahann Carroll, Leon, and Robert Townsend (who also directs).
Loosely based on the life and times of several R&B artists, The Five Heartbeats traces the rise and fall of a popular African-American 1950s singing aggregation. The story is told by one of the "Heartbeats," played by Robert Townsend. The film is an amalgam of anecdotes drawn from real-life experiences: the long struggle upward, the first rush of success, the dishonest executives, the hard-nosed but nurturing managers, the sex, the drugs, the isolation and the precipitous downward slide.
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