In the early 70s Rap began as a form of artistic expression, a rebel call against social oppression and a poetic voice for black communities starting in Jamaica, New York City and Los Angeles. Rap's early rebellious power and gangsta culture hit a nerve, breaking open the artform and becoming a new standard of expression for so many artists today. Browse our collection of Rap photography below.
© Lawrence Watson, Date Unknown
© Lynn Goldsmith, 1987
© Mike Miller, Date Unknown
© Jay Blakesberg, 1998
© Jay Blakesberg, 1996
© Clay Patrick McBride, 2005
© Jake Chessum, 2006
© Jake Chessum, 2013
© Catherine McGann, 1999
© Clay Patrick McBride, Date Unknown
© Travis Shinn, 2008
© Timothy White, 1993
© Travis Shinn, 2015
© Timothy White, 1997
© Danny Clinch, 2008
© Danny Clinch, Date Unknown
© David McClister, 2013
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