Friday, September 24, 2010
In a city that has had many great cultural eras, 1977-1985, the period that birthed hip hop might be one of the greatest! Peep game:
"In the late 1970s, New York City was teetering on the edge of total chaos. Yet out of the economic and social strife that held the “Big Apple” hostage, a family of homegrown cultures that would forever change the world began to emerge. Downtown Calling not only documents in detail the evolution of the fertile music and art subculture of this period, but how its collective output continues to play a prominent, driving role in the international fashion, art and music industries today. Downtown Calling features an impressive spread of rare photography and archival footage, past and present day interviews with a wide array of internationally renowned luminaries, and a continual, driving soundtrack of classic music of the era."