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If you haven't already, check out our good friend and ATW colloborator Martha Cooper's great new doc "Martha: A Picture Story." Your favorite photographer's favorite photographer, Martha's honest and beautifully composed shots of Hip-Hop culture and the heart and soul of inner-cities alike are incomparable and celebrated the world over. In "Picture Story," her storied career is candidly told and you're reminded in the first half hour why although she isn't technically a "Hip-Hop photographer," she is the Queen of Hip-Hop photos. In one scene, Marty is gearing up for a late night photo/bombin' mission with the 1UP Crew that is reminisce of Rambo gearing up for all out war. Those of you who know Marty, know this is exactly how she gets down, and why she wears the crown. Saludos, Marty!

Rent or buy "Martha: A Picture Story" on Amazon, Apple TV and other streaming platforms and pay TV operators. And why you're at it, grab one of her classic ATW signature Dondi tees for this Spring/Summer.

-Koe Rodriguez

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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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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