Season 3 - Episode 5 - Iconic Hip Hop Photographer Ricky Powell
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Going South with Ricky Powell & LET'S GET DUNKING!
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Superintendent Ricky Powell joins Herb & Emily on this week's podcast to talk about what's going on in Virginia plus continuing discussions around mentoring. Plus we're dunking Herb & Cam this Friday - listen for how you can watch it all happen! National ESOP month is just around the corner - keep your eyes and ears open for contests and giveaways happening during the month of October.
Ricky Powell was a living legend who died earlier this year. A photographer who documented popular culture including hip hop, graffiti and pop art, he toured with the Beastie Boys and took some of the most iconic photos of that era. He was also very funny as you will hear in this rerun of one of my all time classic Light Culture podcast episodes from 2019. RIP Ricky Powell. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Ricky Powell captured some of the wildest moments in New York fashion, music, and art with his portraits of the downtown New York scene of the 80s and 90s. He befriended the Beastie Boys and joined the band on tour as part of their entourage. In this episode he tells the story of his epic journey to join the Beastie Boys who were on tour with Run DMC in St. Petersburg, Florida. Planes, Forties, and Pick up Trucks. If the Tribeca Film festival would have happened last year, one of the films that would have premiered would have been the documentary The Individualist, which through testimonies from those were on the other side of Ricky’s camera—including Natasha Lyonne, Debi Mazar, Mike D, Laurence Fishburne, Chuck D, and LL Cool J—tells the story of Ricky's rise, then fall, then rise again.
Ricky Powell is a collector of stories. Whether on the street shooting the daily comings and goings of his beloved New York, or on tour with Beastie Boys and RUN DMC capturing 80’s rappers in front of the Eiffel Tower, or Andy Warhol uptown, standing side by side with Basquiat in a singular moment of modern art. See you may not know Ricky Powell’s name, but you’ve seen his pictures. As a street photographer for the past thirty years, he’s one of those people who has always been at the right place at the right time. His first photo was of geese in a children’s zoo, and since that very first click Ricky’s work has always been rooted in the environment he finds his subjects in. A new documentary on Ricky’s life, called The Individualist, was why I asked Ricky to Take 5. It gave me a peek into a life I’d never heard about before, but felt so quintessentially New York. And as we connected on Zoom, it was clear he’s a quintessential New Yorker… a “lazy hustler” who took me on a wild ride through 30 years of stories. From George Benson to RUN DMC to The Animals, this is a time capsule of a singular life.George Benson - Footin' ItRun-D.M.C - Peter PiperJimmy McGriff - The BirdVicki Anderson - Super Good (Pts 1 & 2)The Animals - The Story of Bo Diddley
Actor Ricky Powell(Airplane 2 and 1st Eggo Waffle Kid)
The Good, The Bad, and The Sequel
The last episode we interviewed the amazing Robert Hays and here is a chat with another actor who was in Airplane II: The Sequel and that is Ricky Powell. Ricky's role was "Young Man", but it was a fun running bit with the girl who is pretending she has never been with a man in order to be with every man on board including a donkey. Ricky talked about being on Bewitched, being in the 1st "Eggo Waffle" commercial(he was the original leggo my eggo kid, Airplane II, and he talked about his transition behind the camera. Review, Rate, and Share us Follow us on all social media @sequelsonly and check out our new website sequelsonly.com Here is the link to a book Ricky Powell wrote https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Rocks-Powerful-Blueprint-Lifelong/dp/0741472864/ref=nodl_ Next episode we are discussing Airplane II: The Sequel. Find it on Amazon Prime Video for FREE
Ricky Powell. (Legendary Photographer. The Joint Chief Of Snaps. The Lazy Hustler)
The Brooklyn Blast Furnace
The Funky Uncle Sloppy... the "individualist"... Ricky Powell. I met up with the legendary photographer on West 8th Street in the West Village at Evas Kitchen to talk that nonsense. He tells the story of how he got his first camera, after being "played like a wet tuna sandwich" and the reasoning behind him deciding to take to the streets to take photos. His early days as a kid, meeting the "Beastie Boys" and going on the road with them and "Run DMC" on the "Raising Hell" Tour. From his public access television show, "Rappin' with The Rickster" to photographing people like Cindy Crawford, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Mike Tyson, Eazy-E, Laurence Fishburn, Dondi and countless others along with the the six books he's put out and so much in between while "crunching on a crispy knish". This was awesome to do. There will be a part two I'm sure and possibly more than that. I hope you enjoy this one!
Homeboy don't throw in the towel, episode 2 of 'Binge Talking' is a sit-down with Ricky Powell. A legendary Village character, Ricky has been documenting city life since the early 80's. His images of the Beastie Boys, Run DMC, LL Cool J and countless others helped spread the gospel of hip hop worldwide. Nowadays he continues to provide a completely unique insight into city life through his must-follow IG account/persona @thelazyhustler. His new book 'The Individualist' is in stores now.