Tracing Five-Decades of Hip-Hop, Fotografiska New York Unveils Major Exhibition ‘Hip-Hop: Conscious, Unconscious’ in January, 2023

 

 

 

‘Queen Latifah’, 1990, Photo credit: Jesse Frohman. Courtesy of Fotografiska New York and © of the artist.

Fotografiska New York is pleased to present a new exhibition that traces hip-hop’s origins—starting in the Bronx in 1973, as a social movement by-and-for the local community of African, Latino, and Caribbean Americans—to the worldwide phenomenon it has become 50 years later. Hip Hop: Conscious, Unconscious amplifies the individual creatives involved in the movement while surveying interwoven focus areas such as the set of women who trail blazed amid hip-hop’s male dominated environment; hip-hop’s regional and stylistic diversification; and the turning point when hip-hop became a billion-dollar industry that continues to mint global household names.

Hip Hop: Conscious, Unconscious is a major new exhibition of over 200 photographs, dated 1972 to 2022, traces the rise and proliferation of hip-hop through five decades of work from the trailblazing image-makers who helped codify hip-hop as the most influential pop culture movement of its generation. Ranging from iconic staples of visual culture (presented with new context) to rare and intimate portraits of hip-hop’s biggest stars, the works on view traverse intersecting themes such as the role of women in hip-hop; hip-hop’s regional and stylistic diversification and rivalries; a humanistic lens into the 1970s-Bronx street gangs whose members contributed to the birth of hip-hop; and the mainstream breakthrough that saw a grassroots movement become a global phenomenon.

Opening January 26, 2023

Continue reading “Tracing Five-Decades of Hip-Hop, Fotografiska New York Unveils Major Exhibition ‘Hip-Hop: Conscious, Unconscious’ in January, 2023”

Tribeca & Universal Music Group for Brands Present ‘MIXTAPE’ at Historic United Palace Theatre

 

 

 

Tribeca & Universal Music Group for Brands: Mixtape

Save the Date ~ April 7, 2022 for the world premiere of the feature documentary from Mercury Studios, MIXTAPE, telling the story of mixtape culture and its role in spreading hip-hop around the world.

Continue reading “Tribeca & Universal Music Group for Brands Present ‘MIXTAPE’ at Historic United Palace Theatre”

It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC ~ Summer 2021 in all 5 Boroughs!

 

 

 

Part of NYC Homecoming Week

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) Executive Director and President Rocky Bucano today announced with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie the dynamic lineup of Hip Hop, Latin freestyle, dance, freestyle, techno, and funk artists set to perform at the “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” concerts to be held at outdoor venues in The Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens.

Continue reading “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC ~ Summer 2021 in all 5 Boroughs!”

Schomburg Ed: Going Way Back with Big Daddy Kane

 

 

Image credit: Schomburg Center/NYPL

The Schomburg’s Hip Hop History Project’s first installment of “Going Way Back” will feature Grammy award-winning rapper Big Daddy Kane on Saturday, December 16th.

Continue reading “Schomburg Ed: Going Way Back with Big Daddy Kane”