In 1986, Ricky Powell ditched his job selling Frozade lemon ices out of a street car — where, if you tipped him a dollar, he'd add a dash of rum to the refreshment — to tag along with the Beastie Boys on Run-DMC's Raising Hell tour. Only to continue as Def Jam Records’ in-house photographer documenting the early hip hop scene like no other. For two decades, Ricky Powell has prowled the streets of his native New York, toured the world with hip hop’s biggest acts, and full-on crashed celebrity-studded parties on both coasts. Ricky Powell is truly a living legend!


STARRING: Ricky Powell
PICTURES: Ricky Powell
CAMERA: Tony Arcabascio
EDITING: Ulf Oppman
MUSIC: 1619 Bad Ass Band - Step Out

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