Hip Hop Awards 2022: Fifty Years Of Hip Hop - New York Group Style

New York City groups have always shown the diversity of style in hip hop.


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In the early days of hip hop many rappers started out as part of groups, or collectives. Groups allowed members to be a part of something large while also maintaining their individuality, especially when it came to style. Let’s take a look at some of the groups from NYC who put their mark on hip hop with both style and substance.

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The Sugar Hill Gang performs in suits and butterfly collars of the 70s

Photo By Michael Ochs Archives


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A Tribe Called Quest posts up in NYC

Photo By Al Pereira


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UTFO - represented Brooklyn, and the 80s, to the fullest in these ensembles

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The Diplomats are all oversized everything at the 2003 Source Hip Hop Awards

Photo By Frank Micelotta


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Wu-Tang Clan gathers for a portrait shoot

Photo By Bob Berg