Favorite episode of Sneaker Shopping thus far.
Wax Poetics is behind this new oral and pictorial history of the Latin Quarter, which was one of the original hip-hop nightclubs in New York City back in the ’80s. The book features over 175 color photographs and flyers, and interviews with hip-hop legends Special K and Teddy Tedd, KRS-One, MC Shan, Eric B., DJ Kool Red Alert, Fab 5 Freddy, Just-Ice, Positive K, DJ Clark Kent, Kid, Dana Dane, TR Love, MC Serch, Chuck D, Grand Puba, Sadat X, Pete Nice, Prince Paul, Kurtis Blow, Mike Gee, Daddy-O, Wise, Ced Gee, Big Daddy Kane, Queen Latifah, Kool G Rap, and many more.
My boy Ev Boogie teamed up with DJ Stretch Armstrong to create a collection of classic NYC nightlife flyers (hip-hop and otherwise) spanning from the late ’80s to late ’90s. I’ve been hearing about this book since its inception, and proud to see the cover finally hit the web. Pre-order HERE, it’s due out in early December.
Shouts to my guy Phillip Mlynar for putting together this piece on one of my favorite places ever….