Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo and Martha Cooper at the Museum of the City of New York, April 1 – September 13, 201

“Bringing together for the first time the work of three of the most dynamic and renowned photographers of the hip-hop scene, Hip-Hop Revolution shows the birth of a new cultural movementwith its accompanying music, dance, fashion and styleas it quickly and dramatically swept from its grassroots origins into an expansive commercial industry.” Museum of the City of New York

RAMMELLZEE &FAB 5 FREDDIE,  1982

Janette Beckman,. Rammellzee and Fab 5 Freddy, 1982. Courtesy of the Photographer

AFRIKA BAMBBATAA, BRONX 1983

Janette Beckman. Afrika Bambaata, 1983. Courtesy of the Photographer

LL Cool J

Janette Beckman. LL Cool J with Cut Creator, E-Love, and B-Rock, 1986. Courtesy of the Photographer

Chuck D Public Enemey

Janette Beckman. Chuck D. (Public Enemy), 1987. Courtesy of the Photographer

Flava Flav Public Enemy

Janette Beckman. Flava Flav (Public Enemy), 1987. Courtesy of the Photographer

Rakim and Eric B

Janette Beckman. Eric B & Rakim, 1987. Courtesy of the Photographer

BDP scott la rock and KRS1.NYC 1987

Janette Beckman. Boogie Down Productions: KRS-One and Scott La Rock, 1987. Courtesy of the Photographer

S&P WHITE BGROUND

Janette Beckman. Salt N Pepa, 1987. Courtesy of the Photographer

Big Daddy Kane NYC 1988

Janette Beckman. Big Daddy Kane, 1988. Courtesy of the Photographer

EPMD

Janette Beckman. EPMD, 1989. Courtesy of the Photographer

Queen Latifah

Janette Beckman. Queen Latifah, 1990. Courtesy of the Photographer

Busta Rhymes (studio)

Janette Beckman. Busta Rhymes (Leaders of the New School), 1990. Courtesy of the Photographer

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Joe Conzo. Tony Tone and Kool Herc Backstage at T-Connection,1979. Courtesy of the photographer

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Joe Conzo. Almighty KG of the Cold Crush Brothers at Harlem World, 1981. Courtesy of the photographer

Charlie Chase_Conzo

Joe Conzo. Charlie Chase of the Cold Crush Brothers at Norman Thomas High School, 1981. Courtesy of the photographer

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Joe Conzo. JDL at Skatin’ Palace, 1981. Courtesy of the photographer

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Joe Conzo. JDL and Grandmaster Caz at Club Negril, 1981. Courtesy of the photographer

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Joe Conzo. Charlie Ahearn at the Dixie Club, Wild Style shoot, 1982. Courtesy of the photographer

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Martha Cooper. High Times Crew breaking outside transit police station, Washington Heights, Manhattan, 1980. Courtesy of the Photographer

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Martha Cooper. Little Crazy Legs strikes an impromptu pose during Wild Style shoot, Riverside Park, Manhattan, 1983. Courtesy of the Photographer

Images courtesy Museum of the City of New York