Day 9: A Squirrel and his Nut
RAP SNAPS: CELEBRATING CLASSIC HIP-HOP PHOTOGRAPHY
At just a few decades old, hip-hop is still one of the youngest genres of music today. But because of its ability to transcend pretty much any sort of constraints and rules, it’s also one of the most progressive and exciting genres to watch. Nowadays, there are no rules as to what a “rap” album is—you have Kanye delivering post-punk rap that sounds like a rocketship and Drake singing over ’70s-inspired beats.
Exciting as all of that is, there’s something special about the foundation from which this all comes, the time in which rappers figured out exactly what they were and how they were trying to be perceived. The time of Biggy. The time of Public Enemy. The time of 2Pac. The creativity during this time was budding uncontrollably.
Thanks to the beauty of the internet, there’s a whole truckload of photography out there that captured this time. At Brisk Bodega, we’re fans of the past—who doesn’t love a little nostalgia?—so we’re launching a weekly series in which we’ll pay tribute to the past. Welcome to Rap Snaps: Celebrating Classic Hip-Hop Photography.
Snoop and Dre
Hey Theodore Roosevelt, remember that time someone tried to assassinate you, but you just laughed and proceeded to give a 90-minute long speech with the bullet lodged in your lung, where it remained for the rest of your life? Or when you tore up your leg after being thrown into piranha-infested waters while exploring uncharted Brazil? Or all those times you broke your ribs from falling off horses while doing badass jumps? Or when you destroyed the sight in your left eye in a White House boxing match? Or that time you killed a cougar in a knife fight (seriously)? And how the only way death could finally get to you was in your sleep, in the early morning on January 6th in 1919. Here’s to TR as the infinite inspiration for pure, condensed badassery.
Theodore Roosevelt, October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919
“Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake there would have been a fight.”
All of our presidents combined can’t add up to how much of a badass he was.
TR Appreciation Post ‘12
Not to mention he was an attractive mother fucker.
The original founder of ‘Team free will’.