Cornell University Library Digital Collections

Waterbed Kev and Master Rob of the Fantastic Romantic 5, Wild Style rehearsal

About the collection

The Cornell Hip Hop Collection is the proud home of the archive of photographer Joe Conzo, Jr., featuring more than 15,000 of his negatives and prints. Called "The man who took Hip-Hop's baby pictures" by the New York Times, Joe Conzo captured images of the South Bronx between 1978 and 1983, including early hip hop jams, street scenes, and Latin music performers and events.