Easy A.D., legendary
Cold Crush Brothers will present the Historic Hip-Hop Culture Exhibit at the Schomburg
Library in New York.
Taking place from
November 18 through December 31, the exhibition will feature rare Hip-Hop artifacts
that record classic images of the four elements of Hip-Hop culture: DJing, emceeing,
breaking and graffiti.
music videos and “the record company,” Black and Latino youth in
the South Bronx defined Hip-Hop’s presence through these expressive arts
in the early 70s.
The Cold Crush
Brothers were among the many groups who organized themselves around these four
The Brothers traveled
in tours around the world, establishing Hip-Hop as a culture in places like
Germany, France, Japan and Africa.
All the while,
Easy A.D. was chronicling Hip-Hop’s history in the midst of making it.
The result is a collection of Hip-Hop artifacts that document the early days
Along with the
official Cold Crush photographer, Joey Conzo, Easy A.D. preserved photographs
from 1979-1985 that illustrate Hip-Hop in its authentic state, flyers from the
same time period that highlight different crews of the era.
The fashions of
the day, as well as trophies and books are also showcased.
The Historic Hip-Hop
Culture Exhibit is part of "hiphoproots: origins and impact" and also
features a symposium that will explore Hip-Hop’s development, from its
ancestry in the Bronx to its now international status.
renowned Hip-Hop pioneers Doug E. Fresh, Pebblee Poo and Mr. Wiggles. Dr. Marcyliena
Morgan, Director of the Hip Hop Archive at Harvard University and others are
also expected to attend.
At the close of
the historic presentation, the featured artifacts will become part of a traveling