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Dapper Dan’s Designs

In this week’s issue, Kelefa Sanneh writes about Dapper Dan, a designer who co-opted luxury-brand logos out of his Harlem boutique, creating one-of-a-kind outfits for hip-hop artists, rappers, and gangsters in the '80s (sub req): Click through for a slide show of photographs of some of Dapper Dan’s custom outfits, like those in the photo above, worn by drug dealer Alberto (Alpo) Martinez in 1988:

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Alberto Geddis "Alpo" Martinez is a Puerto Rican former drug dealer who rose to prominence alongside Azie Faison and Rich Porter in the mid 1980s in Harlem during the War on Drugs.

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Editorial: NYC Drug Kingpin Alberto 'Alpo' Martinez Released From Prison

Like him or not...he paved the way for urbanites and the streetbike lifestyle..." mother " by Danzig is the Outlaw bikers song...EPMDs " you gots to chill " is for the streetbikes...Alpo went hard...

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alpo martinez new identity - Google Search

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