Common's 80s Hip Hop Party

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ESSENCE.COM Dec, 04, 2008

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Common celebrates the launch of his limited edition Microsoft graphic T-shirts in New York.

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Naughty by Nature’s DJ Kay Gee and Vin Rock help get the party started.

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The hip-hop royals share when they fell in love with the culture.

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Jamie Hector is on hand for the festivities. The actor also has his hands in fashion with his clothing line and store, Royal Addiction, in his Brooklyn neighborhood.

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Danity Kane’s Dawn Richard struts her stuff on the red carpet.

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The Reverend Al Sharpton enjoys the festive event.

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Reality TV stars and Bad Boy R&B group Day 26 are ready to party.

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The party can officially start as the night’s deejay Biz Markie arrives.

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Dawn embraces Sean John model Miguel Perdomo.

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Common welcomes actor Jeremy Piven to his bash.

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The event merged the evolution of hip-hop and technology, and Common gives his best B-boy stance.

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Common gives a tour of his favorite hip-hop artifacts featured at the event.

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The rapper reminds the crowd why they fell in love with hip-hop, while performing some of his biggest hits.

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Hip-hop’s party-starters Biz Markie and Common work the stage.

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Common goes old-school and flips an impromptu beat box to move the crowd.

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The tees Common designed for Microsoft reverted to 1980’s style to celebrate the time when technology and hip-hop discovered their power.

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The party showcases the best of the 1980’s, including albums from the hottest artists of the time.

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The limited edition shirt’s include various designs by Common.

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Big glasses of the 1980’s have made a big return in fashion.

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The tees spread the message of creativity and humanity.

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Guest are transported back to the 1980’s.

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The big gold chains and other fashion staples of the past continue to make a comeback.

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Zanelle offers his best GQ look.

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Producer and 1980’s rapper Kwame makes his way inside the party.

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