I have read some of the reviews above and i am a bit disappointed. I saw this movie when it relased and I watched now, in 2002 and I still think it is great. Think about it. The artist, and there were many of them, were just in front of a camera, having fun and doing what they do. They are not actors, but they did well. The plot, well, it is true to life. It is what happened to def jam, so they brought it tot he screen.
Watching Krush Groove, i think back tothe silly clothes I wore and when I had the King of Rock RECORD and Radio by Ll Cool J. I still have those records too.
When you watch this movie, don't expect oscar nods, but non-actors doing what was around them and what they grew up with. In many cases, this was a film debut, too. I think it is a great movie.