A photo tribute to
pioneering hip-hop group Run-DMC will kick off October 18 at an art gallery in
New York City.
The Eyejammie Fine
Arts Gallery will host "It’s Like That: 20 Years of Run-DMC-JMJ,"
which features vintage photo’s from some of hip-hop’s greatest photographers.
Works by Ernie
Paniccioli, Chi Modu, Ronnie Wright, Gene Bagnato, Raymond Boyd, Josh Cheuse,
Andre Leroy Davis, George DuBose, Glen E. Friedman, James Hamilton, Talib Haqq,
Jason Messer, Lloyd Nelson, Al Pereira, Carl Posey, Ricky Powell, David Salidor
and Joe the Cameraman are featured in the exhibition.
to believe, but it really has been 20 years since Run-DMC’s first recordings
were released," said Eyejammie’s Bill Adler. "This is a landmark in
hip-hop history and it provides us with a convenient opportunity to celebrate
The event comes
just weeks before the first anniversary of the murder of Jam Master Jay. Shortly
after Jay was laid to rest, Run-DMC announced their retirement.
disbanded following the murder of Jam Master Jay on October 30th last year,
their achievements remain evergreen and their influence continues to grow,"
Adler continued. "We’re delighted to be able to honor them in this way."
The event will
take place at 516 West 25th Street, Suite 306, from 6 to 9pm.