A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York focuses on the birth of the hip-hop cultural movement through photographs taken during the 1970's through the 1990's.
Dubbed "Hip-Hop Revolution", the display reacquaints us with the early artists who inspired the genre, such as Run DMC and LL Cool J.
Photographer Joe Conzo says his friends introduced him to hip-hop, and the rest is history.
"I went to school with Tony Tone and A.D. from the Cold Crush Brothers and they invited me to go see a show they were putting together, I was into disco. I went along and took some pictures and I was just blown away by the music that this DJ Charlie Chase was playing and the rest is history," Conzo said.
The exhibit also features listening stations, as well as artifacts from the early days.
Vistors can experience "Hip-Hop Revolution" through September 13.
For more information, visit mcny.org.