The Birth of Hip Hop in New York
Photographer Joe Conzo, Jr. first began to document
New York's emerging hip hop scene in the late 1970s as a high-school
student in the Bronx. Back when hip hop was still a grassroots and
localized culture, Conzo took pictures of many influential early groups
and became the official photographer for the Cold Crush Brothers
featuring MC Grandmaster Caz (Curtis Fisher). Join close friends Conzo and Caz as they sit down with scholar Dr. Joseph Schloss
for a lively conversation about the fabled world of early hip hop, when
DJs, MCs, and b-boys/b-girls waged epic battles in parks, school gyms,
and neighborhood rec centers.
Thursday, May 14 at 6:30pm
Co-sponsored by Hush Tours.
TicketsFree for Museum members; $12 for students/seniors; $16 for general public.