Following its inaugural show, “Prince Pre-Fame” with famed photographer Robert Whitman, the Family Affair gallery in Lower Haight debuts its newest exhibit, “Eric B & Rakim Follow the Leader.” Celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of Follow the Leader, the follow-up to the Long Island duo’s debut album Paid in Full, Family Affair creative director and owner Freddy Anzures will display the alternative angles and outtakes taken by photographer Drew Carolan. The images are a stark representation of where hip-hop was back in 1988, right in the middle of its transition from humble beginnings to world force.
Carolan and special guest Andre Torres, Vice President of Urban Catalog, Universal Music Enterprises, will be in the building on July 26 for a Q&A session moderated by Anzures to discuss the record’s place within Eric B. & Rakim’s careers and Follow the Leader‘s ripple effect, both sonically and visually: In Carolan’s photographers, the two rappers wear what looks like counterfeit luxury designed and constructed by none other than fashion pioneer Dapper Dan.
Family Affair Presents Eric B. & Rakim “Follow the Leader” by Drew Carolan, Opening Reception
July 26, 2018