When you check many hip hop heads' movie collection, you might NOT see this movie. The reason why is because they usually have the movie memorized word for word and don't need it to enjoy the classic memories.
House Party is the first of 4 of 5 sequels. The reason why, is because this movie was so much fun to watch. Most people from that time (1990, New Jack Swing era) share the same experiences: the dancing, the quarrels with bullies, the sneaking out of the house, and lastly, the whoopings.
The toughest part of this movie, for new viewers, is the extreme campiness of the film. Fun fact: Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff were supposed to play Kid'n'Play, so that explains a lot. Also, the movie has horrible acting, and cheesy dialog.
However, the soundtrack is great and the scenes can be funny.
Overall, the cult classic is a must have for all movie collectors.