The 2013 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival kicks off today and it’s got us reminiscing about our BK roots. We may have moved on from the borough that birthed Biggie, but our heart remains there. In honor of the festival, which extends to Saturday with events across Brooklyn, we revisit photographer Jamel Shabazz’s Issue 28 spread of life in 80s Red Hook. The title, “Things Done Changed,” seems more appropriate now than ever.
Legendary Street photographer Jamel Shabazz takes it back to early ’80s Red Hook.
Dogs piss on hydrants
As you can see, Preston has a big Dick Tracy behind him.
Look ma, no shoelaces!
Who likes short shorts?
The Ching-A-Ling gang always flipped it up.
One of these hats is not like the other. One of hese hats doesn’t have a brother.