Stomp the Yard
Stomp the Yard (2007)
After the death of his younger brother (Ne-Yo), a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles (Columbus Short) is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia.
But his efforts to get an education and pursue the girl he likes(Meagan Good) are sidelined when he is courted by the top two campus fraternities, both of which want and need his fierce street-style dance moves to win the highly coveted national step show competition.
Also starring, Brian J. White, Darrin Dewitt Henson, and April Clark. Directed by Sylvain White.
Stomp is basically a combination of the films, School Daze (reviewed below) and You Got Served.
With that said, those of you who are immersed in the urban dance culture, are in college or in high school?
School Daze (1988)
A contemporary comedic look at black college life. Dap (Laurence Fishburne) and Big Brother Almighty (Giancarlo Esposito) conflict over the greek frat system while the Wanna-be's and Jigaboo's conflict over self-identity and self-esteem.
Also starring, Tisha Campbell, Ossie Davis, Jasmine Guy andKadeem Hardison. Directed by Spike Lee.
School Daze focuses on some of the age-old taboos that still plague the African American Community as a whole, while done with a comedic twist.
At the time, Lee was unceremoniously accused of "airing the family's dirty laundry" by some of the more political factions of our culture.
Most of those "touchy" subjects haven't resurfaced in a film since his release of, Bamboozled, in 2000...which was 12 years after the debut of School Daze.
Rent this film and think about that!