These days the New York subway is a cash-losing cow, breaking down regularly (thanks, G train) and stripped of any character, unless you venture deep into Brooklyn. Back in the 80s, you literally took your life into your own hands every time you ventured down there, as these gritty, menacing photos from Bruce Davidson off the Retronaut website reveal.
This video seems almost like a parody of the 80s, but it doesn’t get more real than Public Access. Great clothes shopping at Trash and Vaudeville 15 minutes in. The dance contest at the end is classic, but Wendy Wild gets robbed.
New York City in the early 1980s saw the break out of hip hop and a whole new style of expression for urban youths. A big part of that was the rise of graffiti, where ‘bombing’ became its own art form. The documentary Style Wars takes a fascinating up close look at the players of [...]
Old school never sounded so new school. RZA got nothing on this RD, but only Grandmaster could get away with what he’s wearing at .45 secs.