The Birth of Hip Hop in New York

Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.

At the Museum of the City of 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. Free for Museum members; $12 for students/seniors; $16 for general public.