Run-D.M.C.'s pristine Adidas, Biz Markie's big diamond-encrusted nameplate, Flava Flav's bigger watch, giant gold rope chains, enormous boom boxes, Futura 2000, Doug E. Fresh and his Get Fresh Crew, MCs, DJs, B-boys, and graffiti. What does it all bring to mind? The beginnings of hip-hop in the late 1970s and early 1980s, a seemingly more innocent time when the party started on the mean New York streets and the music had yet to go gangsta, leading to East and West Coast rivalries and shootings on... More >>>