September 29, 2018

The Greatest Day in Hip-Hop History (Harlem NY, 9/29/98)

There are 177 artists listed in this classic photo in Harlem, NY on September 28, 1998. Replacing jazz legends in what was considered "A Great Day In Harlem" back in 1958, the hip-hop version is called "The Greatest Day In Hip-Hop History." Here's a decent sample of the artists included, but enlarge both images to see how many you can spot on your own: Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz, DJ Evil Dee, Rampage, Kurupt, Wyclef Jean, Cappadonna, Saafir, Scarface, Psycho Les, T La Rock, Special K, Greg Nice, Jarobi, Kool Moe Dee, Maseo, Kool Herc, DJ Scratch, U-God, MC Eiht, Juju, Luke, E-40, Steele, Phife, Tek, Slick Rick, Fab 5 Freddy, Canibus, Buckshot, Fat Joe, Grandmaster Flash, Jermaine Dupri, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kool Keith, Styles P, Q-Tip, Freddie Foxx, MC Shan, Questlove, Posdnuous, Black Thought, Rah Digga, Heather B, Paula Perry, MC Serch, Marley Marl, Chuck Chillout, Grandmaster Caz, Rakim, Shyheim, Sticky Fingaz, Inspectah Deck, Busta Rhymes, Treach, Tajai, Domino, A-Plus, Wise Intelligent, Twista, Da Brat, Xzibit, Opio, Talib Kweli, D-Nice, Common, Pete Rock, Ed O.G., DJ Muggs, Kangol Kid, Cam'ron and so many more. 20 years later, this moment stands as one of the culture's greatest. Also, check out the tribute in Respect Mag, which has amazing additional photos.