Michael Holman, MTH Productions, LLC
Michael Holman
artist, writer, historian
MTH Productions, LLC

As a Hip Hop Pioneer, Holman worked diligently through his numerous published writings, interviews, film/television productions, and public venue bookings to propel Hip Hop culture onto the global stage, and was the first writer to officially use the term Hip Hop in a publication (East Village Eye, January, 1982). Holman was responsible for organizing and managing two of the most popular Hip Hop dance crews in history, The Rock Steady Crew and The New York City Breakers; created, produced and hosted the first nationally syndicated, Hip Hop television show, Graffiti Rock, starring Run DMC and Kool Moe Dee.

As a filmmaker, Holman wrote the screenplay to Miramax’s Julian Schnabel feature film, Basquiat, wrote, produced and directed children’s programming for Nickelodeon, including the Ace Award winning Blue’s Clues and Eureka’s Kastle, wrote, produced, wrote and directed a national voters protection TV ad featuring Ossie Davis, produced and directed numerous, award-winning MTV music videos.

In 2016, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts acquired Holman’s Archive, and the Smithsonian, National Museum of African American History and Culture acquired a number of Holman’s artifacts.