I haven't forgot about you all.
Troy - that link you posted was inspirational man. It's amazing what those artists did with a pen and paper, and some stick-on letters. They took serious pride in their work, and it's obvious that the event flyers were also an important page in the history of hip hop.
So I know you all have really made some great suggestions - but I just want to let you all know that the direction this map took, I couldn't really include queens and brooklyn and really not staten island. When I started this project a month & a half ago, I had no idea of any of this history. I learned a lot of the bronx and manhattan scene, but barely any on the surrounding burrows. If I had more time, I would love to include more - and extend the map out to even parts of Jersey. Hell - even Too Short was selling tapes out in Oakland in 1980. But I had to draw the line because of the time limit. It's due Friday next week.
So I'll post a final in here when I'm done. I'm still working on it when I have time. I'm creating a flyer in the style of Phase 2, with lots of lines and shapes and stuff, which I will have in the bottom left of the map, covering queens/brooklyn. Here's a sample of where I am - but it's not yet complete. I'm going add some tears and tape marks and stuff to it.
Thanks again all for all your help. This should be included in history lessons in school if it were up to me.