The Photographer Who Captured the Birth of Hip-Hop

The New Yorker June 12, 2021 hip hop 139
The Photographer Who Captured the Birth of Hip-Hop

Hua Hsu writes about the photos of Joe Conzo, Jr., collected in the volume “Born in the Bronx,” which document the birth of hip-hop, in the South Bronx, in the late seventies and early eighties.

Joe Conzo, Jr., grew up in a proud, politically engaged family of Puerto Rican New Yorkers. His father, Joe, Sr., was a historian of Latin music who was tight with the scenes biggest starsTito Puente…

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