The CONTACT HIGH: A Visual history of Hip-Hop is a book and Photo Exhibit at the Annenberg Space For Photography in Los Angeles. The book focuses on the work of various Hip-Hop photographers that helped document the culture on film. The Photos focus on the early era of Hip-Hop during the 80's and 90's and the artist in their early beginnings.
The book and event was curated by Vikki Tobak, with the Creative Direction of Fab Five Freddy. The event features 140 works from 60 photographers and curators of the culture. The exhibit features unedited contact sheets from multiple photographers of iconic artist such as Eric B and Rakim, Notorious B.I.G, Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang and many more. The event also included a documentary featuring photographers Barron Claiborne, Brian “B+” Cross, Eric Coleman, Estevan Oriol, Jorge Peniche, Jamel Shabazz, Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, Jack McKain, Dana Scruggs, and Danny Clinch. For more info visit the website at www.annenbergphotospace.org
The Crown Biggie wore in the iconic pic he took for the cover of Rap Pages Magazine.
Pics from Photographer Jamel Shabazz also on Display at the Exhibit.
Episode 165 features Pt. Interview with OG Boosting Vet Peter Paul from the Weeksville Houses in Crown Heights Brooklyn. Listen as Peter Paul details his allure to crime and how he was introduced to boosting by his female cousin in the early 80s. To listen to the full podcast listen here.
This flic is so 1985! Bootleg Gucci T-shirts and matching hats, Suede Pumas with fat shoe laces, Puma track suits and peep homegirl in the middle with a pair of the infamous "Lotto" sneakers. The sneakers logo were removable and came in an array of colors so you can change them to match your outfit.
Shout out to the LL Philly Fam "The Buze Bruvas" for always delivering that fire!
This episode of The Shillz Da Realz Show features host Shillz Da Realz giving the listeners another “Original Lo-Lifes True Story”. In this episode Shillz recaps the time him and a few other Lo-Lifes went to go steal Polo by Ralph Lauren clothes from the now defunct department store “Bonwit & Teller”. The store was located on 57th street in Manhattan and was part of the Trump Tower property with an entrance and exit which led into the main floor of the building. The store became infamous with boosters for its rare Ralph Lauren designs and an 80 something year old woman (With a mouth of a drunk sailor) who was head of the undercover security team which guarded the store by the name of “Grandma Dynamite” Click here to hear the full episode.
Michael J.Fox on the set of "Back to the Future" rocking the exclusive one of one Nikes that were made specifically for the Movie. The sneakers were so futuristic at the time the movie came out that I didn't real care for the them. The design aesthetic was dope but not something I would've wanted to rock back then. Now I'll rock the shit out them joints!
Rap Artist The Real Roxanne rocking a custom made Dapper Dan "Louis Vuitton" suit.
The role of The Real Roxanne was originally filled by a different woman, Elease Jack, who recorded the first single The Real Roxanne under the character's name. Meanwhile, Martinez claims to have been introduced to UTFO in a fashion very similar to the Roxanne story. Already acquainted with Paul Anthony George, a member of Full Force, the group that produced UTFO:
The Real Roxanne said the following in regards to the controversy between the two rappers...
Ironic enough, I briefly met Doc Ice and Kangol (Kid) at the Albee Square Mall in Brooklyn, and, like Roxanne, I paid them no mind when they tried to get their rap on. All this was taking place while Paul Anthony and I were just becoming friends. Full Force was looking for someone to play the permanent role of Roxanne, even though they had already cut the track with someone they picked out of a club, whom, by the way, had absolutely no rap experience. They utilized her for an answer back to outbid Roxanne Shante's track. It seems that while they tried to create this character, they were having issues with this individual and her mother, so I was told, and that's when I was asked by Paul Anthony if I would audition for the guys, and I said sure, and I did. And, from there, I kept on walking in the shoes of THE REAL Roxanne! - Wikipedia