Funky Dope Maneuvers Recounts The Rise of NYC Hip Hop

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Wish you could have been in NYC for the rise of hip-hip in the ’80s? On October 9th, photographer Ricky Powell (a/k/a the Fourth Beastie Boy) hosted “Funky Dope Maneuvers,” an exhibition and slideshow of New York and its legendary characters, including Run–D.M.C., the Beastie Boys back when they were young punks, Basquiat and Andy Warhol, and more. October 9th's reception, part of the CBGB Music and Film Festival and presented by GRIT New York, includes photos measuring 40 feet high and beats provided by DJ Stretch Armstrong.

-By By Araceli Cruz

ALL PHOTOS BY C.S. MUNCY

Published on October 10, 2013

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