Danny Aiello was a storied actor with quite a distinguished career. But in the Hip-Hop Nation, he will always be best remember ed as Sal, proprietor of Sal’s Famous Pizza in Spike Lee’s landmark film Do The Right Thing.

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Twenty-Five years later, Spike Lee’s iconic 1989 film, Do The Right Thing, still resonates across generations. Packed with powerful imagery, the renowned director takes fans back to the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn block that it was filmed at –Stuyvesant Avenue, between Quincy and Lexington Streets– in a short documentary.

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Spike Lee‘s movie Do The Right Thing celebrated its 25th anniversary recently, and features one of the most explosive death scenes ever filmed. The Brooklyn director spliced scenes of the choking death by NYPD of Radio Raheem with the recent Eric Garner incident in Staten Island, revealing a chilling coincidence.


Anniversaries for historic works happen almost everyday. Yet the celebration for Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing has been nothing short of extensive.

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Brooklyn, more specifically Bed-Stuy, was the place to be Sunday for Spike Lee‘s block party to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his classic film, Do The Right Thing. Lee brought out all the big names, including an impromptu freestyle from Yasiin Bey, a performance from Public Enemy and much more.

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Spike Lee‘s classic summer film Do The Right Thing is celebrating its 25th anniversary today. Set in the director’s beloved borough of Brooklyn, much of the cast used the movie as a platform to launch rich acting careers and Hip-Hop Wired examines where they are now.


Spike Lee’s marquee movie now has its own day to match its own street.


Somewhere in fictional movie heaven, Radio Raheem is smiling.


Spike Lee’s recent gentrification rant has set off a chain reaction in criminal fashion.

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Spike Lee’s affiliation with the Jordan Brand is indelible; from Mars Blackmon, to Do The Right Thing‘s Buggin’ Out to the director himself rocking exclusives courtside at NBA games. The Air Jordan Spizike only cemented that relationship, which continued with the Son Of Mars model and now it’s low top version.

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The public won’t know the result of the 2012 presidential election until November, but Spike Lee already has an idea of who will win—and it’s likely not Mitt Romney. Lee, a longtime supporter of President Obama, said in an interview with Vulture that while the race will be close, the end result will come down […]

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Harlem rapper laureate Rugz D. Bewler teams with Ski Beatz production for “Thank God.” The track is off Ski’s 24 Hour Karate School Presents: Twilight project, which is out now, and the visuals are handled by DD172. Give yourself a hand, pause, if you recognize that the hook is inspired by a scene from Spike Lee’s […]