Blast Into Hip-Hop’s Past With This New NYC Photo Exhibit

Diehard fans of way-back-when hip hop are in for a treat this year. That is, if you’re in New York. Hip-Hop Revolution which will be housed in the Museum of the City of New York, will feature over 80 photographs documenting old-school New York hip hop culture surrounding DJing, rapping, and break dancing.

The forthcoming exhibit’s featured pictures from photographers Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper were all taken between 1977 and 1990. Hip-Hop Revolution presents more than 80 photographs taken between 1977 and 1990 by three preeminent New York-based photographers——who documented hip hop from its pioneering days through its emergence into mainstream popular culture.

When checking out Hip-Hop Revolution, expect to see images of early genre greats like Afrika Bambaata, EPMD, Kool Herc, Tony Tone, Cold Crush Brothers, Salt n Pepa, Queen Latifah, Run DMC, the Beastie Boys, Rock Steady Crew and more.

The exhibit will run from April 1 to Sept. 13, so you have plenty of time to schedule a visit.

Photo Credit: Museum of the City of New York