Blacastan & Ricky Powell – Ricky Powell: UGHH Cribs Episode & Interview By Blacastan
This double-whammy video begins with Blacastan inquiring into Ricky Powell’s use of the word “Negress” to describe the darker skinned. It evolves into the first ever UGHH Cribs episode with a look at the legendary photographer’s digs in Manhattan’s East Village. If you have an inkling of culture running through your veins we warn this video may birth a jealous ones envy as Powell’s place is as much a museum for sports, art, fashion and music as it is a humble abode. Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of Ricky Powell’s “Rappin’ With The Rickster” DVD here.
Ricky Powell – Interview Pt. 1 (In The Village – Manhattan, NY)
Part 1 of 4: “Homeboy throw in the towel, Your girl got dicked by Ricky Powell.” – Beastie Boys on the song ‘Car Thief’ featured on their groundbreaking album “Paul’s Boutique.”
Ricky Powell was there! Camera in hand, he was the lens through which we witnessed the ascent of the Beastie Boys and Run D.M.C. as they brought hip-hop from an underground art-form into the national spotlight. Often referred to as “the fourth Beastie Boy,” hip-hop’s most outrageous archeologist delivers the dirt on what happened behind the scenes amidst hip-hop’s most epic transition to date: The “Raising Hell” & “Licensed to Ill” era.
Also, for the first time ever, the best of the Ricky Powell “Rappin’ With The Rickster” episodes are available on DVD. This two-DVD box set also features the world famous Ricky Powell picture slideshow and is available here.
Ricky Powell – Interview Pt. 2 (In The Village – Manhattan, NY)
Part 2 of 4: Ricky Powell is a vindictive thief! His career as a photographer was launched when he stole his ex-girlfriend’s camera as payback for her dumping him. In this segment Powell talks about being young in New York City in the mid-80s, and how circumstances lead him to become a premier chronicler of the arts during the Grandmaster Flash, Jean-Michel Basquiat era in the Mecca where it all began.