It was 1984 and photographer Janette Beckman took a picture of hip-hop legends RUN DMC and some friends in their Hollis, Queens neighborhood. At that point, they were just about to become known worldwide and go on to be one of the most influential acts in hip-hop history.
“They weren’t famous yet but, this picture is also famous because of what they are wearing,” said Beckman. “You know, they have Adidas, the Gazelles, Kangol Hats, it’s just kind of like a really moment in time.”
Her photo is one of more than 250 items on display at the Museum of the City of New York. The new
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