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Vogue x Jamel Shabazz

Vogue recently published a great piece on our good friend and ATW comrade, Jamel Shabazz. In a solid Q&A with Vogue's Kristin Anderson, Shabazz states, "The camera just became a sidearm that allowed me to communicate with a lot of young people. The photographs became an evidence of the relationships." Although we never tire of hearing Shabazz's [...]

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Represent: Iconic Hip Hop Photography

Show our ATW comrades and renowned Hip-Hop shooters some love this week. Represent: Iconic Hip Hop Photography, is an exciting sale of photographs that is live on artnet Auctions now through November 19, 2015.The sale was curated in collaboration with art director and photographer Xavier De Nauw and features rare photographs of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eazy-E, Jay-Z, Tupac Shakur, [...]

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In our circle of esteemed shooters, we sometimes call our cameras "guns." Back in the day, these two street soldiers were soldiers of a different type; with different guns. Veteran photographers Ernie Paniccioli and Joe Conzo served their country before visually serving Hip-Hop culture. On Veteran's Day, let us remember those who served their country [...]

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Sneaker Fiends rejoice. Starting today, July 10, at The Brooklyn Museum the first comprehensive sneaker exhibition, Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture will kick-off. As one of the co-stars of the cult classic sneaker doc "Just For Kicks" and a rocker of fresh kicks since the early 80s, I can certainly appreciate an exhibition dedicated to [...]

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Congratulations to our good friend, ATW collaborator and New York legend, Benjy "Yellow Benjy" Melendez for the release of his new book, "Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker." An engrossing and counter view of one of the most dangerous elements of American urban history, this graphic novel tells the true story of Benjy Melendez, a Bronx legend, [...]

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Hip-Hop Revolution

The Museum of the City of New York presents HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper, an exhibition that shows 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. Bringing together for the first time the work [...]

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On Thursday January 29th, Adidas gets their A THOUSAND WORDS on. Our favorite old school brand is curating "a one of a kind exhibition" celebrating the Adidas Superstar's street roots. The show will feature works by photographers: Sue Kwon, Brock Fetch, Shadi, Christina Rinaldi, Chandler Kennedy and our good friend, Jamel Shabazz, among others. The [...]

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Remembering Hip-Hop's King of Beats, Larry Smith

Rest In Beats, Lawrence Michael "Larry" Smith. Your sonic footprint in Hip-Hop remains unmatched and your timeless beats will rock on way past the break o’ dawn.

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Nothing says classic Hip-Hop like the documentary film, Style Wars. On the 30th anniversary of the film's 1984 release, "The indispensable document of Hip-Hop culture" is finally available in Hi-Definition Blu-ray. The word "exciting" would be an understatement. After a successful fundraiser to restore the film's original and very damaged negative to Hi-Def, Style Wars has [...]

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Check The Technique Volume 2

Our Beantown brethren and Hip-Hop connoisseur Brian Coleman is up to it again. His hot new book Check The Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies has officially dropped and we couldn't be happier.    Presenting never-before-told, behind-the-scenes histories ranging from influential ‘80s masterpieces like DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s He’s The [...]

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