|Mike D, MCA, Adrock, Rick Rubin & Russell 'Rush' Simmons|
Anyone reading this blog who had access to cable in the late 80s/early 90s will have eagerly watched their regular installments of the European version of Yo! MTV Raps with the French host Sophie Bramly.
Before she hosted the classic video show she was on the streets and in the clubs of New York City in the late 80s documenting on camera some of hip hop's legendary characters. She now makes "female-orientated" porn.
These pictures are the sort of stuff that brings me out in a cold sweat, quickly spiriting me away to a more friendly place where creativity spoke louder than money. I was never there but one look at these photos make it seem as if I was.
To see the full set with descriptions visit the website here: https://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/rediscovered-photos-of-the-80s-hip-hop-scene
Also see: http://www.dazeddigital.com/photography/article/22722/1/the-woman-with-a-million-lives
Thanks to Dayle. And quite possibly, Brett.