For better or worse, the gangster in gangsta rap has run rampant for decades. Regardless of whether or not said pistol-packing made-men are legitimate or faker than Latoya Jackson's entire body, this semi-automatic sub-genre has upped the machismo of hip-hop ten-fold. Creating motion-picture-esque motives and characters along the way, this transition over the years was fascinating enough to entice high-profile, entertainment-stylist <a href="http://www.theglorificationofgangster.com/artist">Alex Haldi</a> into doing a whole exhibit about this departure from boom-bap, called, <a href="http://www.theglorificationofgangster.com/">"The Glorification of Gangster."</a>
The World Monuments Fund Gallery, located at 15 East 27th Street between Madison & Fifth Avenues, will host "The Glorification of Gangster," a mixed-media exhibition by Alex Haldi.