Newcleus’ “Jam On It”

Newcleus’ “Jam On It”
Cosmo D recounts the making of an electro classic
Ben "Cosmo D" grew up listening to all types of music, but it was nascent sound of hip hop in the parks that really grabbed his attention, inspiring him to become a DJ in 1976. While only a sophomore in high school, he started Jam On Productions with his two [...]

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The Rise of New York City’s Graffiti Culture

The Rise of New York City’s Graffiti Culture
BBC - 1976 Mini-Documentary
In the crime-ridden New York City of the 70s, graffiti artists transformed subway cars, buses, billboards, and telephone poles into wild canvases. Made in 1976 for the BBC and recently dug up by Gothamist, Watching My Name Go By is a 25-minute mini-documentary about the rise of this graffiti culture. [...]

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