Interview: Photographer Sophie Bramly on “Walk This Way”

How she captured hip-hop pioneers on film in the '80s, just as they were starting to rise

Walking through Paramount Pictures Studios during the Paris Photo show in Los Angeles earlier this spring revealed photography both vintage and new, as well as literal and abstract. Tucked into a corner of “New York Street” backlot, specialty bookshop Librairie 213 presented a series of images by French photographer, TV host, and documentary filmmaker Sophie Bramly. “Walk this Way” showcases the underground hip-hop community in …

Afrika Bambaataa’s Vinyl Collection, Interpreted by DJ Shadow

The beloved DJ teams up with frequent collaborator Cut Chemist for a historical tour unlike any other

Six years after their last tour together, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist team up again—this time, for a very special pursuit. They gained access to over 40,000 vinyl records from Afrika Bambaataa‘s historic collection (which is in the process of being digitally archived at Cornell University), deemed “the record collection that invented hip-hop” by Assistant Curator of the Cornell Hip-Hop Collection, Ben Ortiz. For their …