Vintage Photos Recall the Early Days of Hip-Hop

Women of Hip Hop 80s

Female Rappers, Class of ’88 (Janette Beckman)

More than 400 images from the 1980s to the early 2000s detail the “standout moments” of the rise of Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Jay Z and many more artists

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