Hip-Hop Revolution

“Hip Hop Revolution” is a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York that consists of over 100 images from legendary photographers Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo and Martha Cooper that span the early days of hip-hop between 1977 and 1990.

Big Daddy Kane, 1988. Photo by Janette Beckman.

Little Crazy Legs strikes an impromptu pose during Wild Style shoot, Riverside Park, Manhattan, 1983. Photo by Martha Cooper.

JDL and Grandmaster Caz at Club Negril, 1981. Photo by Joe Conzo.

Salt N Pepa, 1987. Photo by Janette Beckman.

Afrika Bambaataa, 1983. Photo by Janette Beckman.

Busta Rhymes (Leaders of the New School), 1990. Photo by Janette Beckman.

Almighty KG of the Cold Crush Brothers at Harlem World, 1981. Photo by Joe Conzo.

EPMD, 1989. Photo by Janette Beckman.

Queen Latifah, 1990. Photo by Janette Beckman.

LL Cool J with Cut Creator, E-Love, and B-Rock, 1986. Photo by Janette Beckman.

Chuck D. (Public Enemy), 1987. Photo by Janette Beckman.

Rammellzee and Fab 5 Freddy, 1982. Photo by Janette Beckman.

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

High Times Crew breaking outside transit police station, Washington Heights, Manhattan, 1980. Photo by Martha Cooper.

JDL at Skatin’ Palace, 1981. Photo by Joe Conzo.

Tony Tone and Kool Herc Backstage at T-Connection, 1979. Photo by Joe Conzo.