LL Cool J, Cut Creator, E-Love, And B-Love - 1986

The Museum of the City of New York has put on display the pictures of three renowned New York City photographers, who photographed the early days of hip-hop, in an exhibit called Hip-hop Revolution.

“Hip-Hop Revolution presents more than 100 photographs taken between 1977 and 1990 by the three preeminent New York-based photographers Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper—who documented hip-hop from its pioneering days in the boroughs of New York through its emergence into mainstream popular culture worldwide.”

The photographs show the historic early days of hip-hop culture and music, with its roots firmly in New York, and how it evolved towards the worldwide phenomenon it is today.

The exhibit runs from April 1 – September, 13, 2015.

Salt n Pepa - 1987
Salt n Pepa – 1987
Afrika Bambaataa - 1983
Afrika Bambaataa – 1983
Queen Latifah - 1990
Queen Latifah – 1990
LL Cool J, Cut Creator, E-Love, And B-Love - 1986
LL Cool J, Cut Creator, E-Love, And B-Love – 1986
Boogie Down Productions - KRS One and Scott La Rock - 1987
Boogie Down Productions – KRS One and Scott La Rock – 1987
High Times Crew
High Times Crew in Washington Heights

 

Flavor Flav - 1987
Flavor Flav – 1987

 

Eric B and Rakim - 1987
Eric B and Rakim – 1987

 

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EPMD - 1989
EPMD – 1989

 

Big Daddy Kane - 1988
Big Daddy Kane – 1988

 

Busta Rhymes - 1990
Busta Rhymes – 1990
Chuck D - Public Enemy - 1987
Chuck D – Public Enemy – 1987

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