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Jan 8, 2021

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.