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Jim Farberm of the Daily News wrote in his review of the book
Born in the Bronx: A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop:
"In seminal photos, handbills and record sleeves from the late '70s and early '80s, "The Bronx" captures an ironically gorgeous thing: The early rappers, break dancers and graffiti artists bred in our northernmost borough managed to contradict every depressing element of their surroundings by transforming them into pure expression. More, they did so with such creativity, their work wound up changing the entire history of youth culture."
(Photograph by Joe Conzo courtesy of Born in the Bronx)