Sal Abbatiello is a record executive in the music business. Abbatiello created and produced the Freestyle, Urban/Dance-Pop trio, The Cover Girls, whose hits include "Show Me" and "Wishing on a Star". What most people don't know about Sal, is that he was the original owner of the legendary "Fever" dance club in the Bronx. Sal was there [the very beginnings of hip-hop] when artists such as RunDMC, LuvBug Starski, and Russell Simmons were just starting out. Sal and the fever was the "right-of-passage" for emcees and Djs in the early 80s. Sal's collection is vast and includes many candid photos and flyers that are intricate pieces of hip-hop history.
Back in the 70’s, Joe Conzo’s pictures were part of Hip-Hop. 30 years later, his pictures are part of Hip-Hop history. Born February 6, 1963 and raised on the tough streets of the South Bronx, Joe was definitely at the right place at the right time. Strapped with a camera 24/7 during the late 70's and early 80's, he intimately captured the birth of Hip-Hop music and a culture that would forever change the world.