Black musicians like Billie Essco, pictured at the pool during a video shoot (above), lead the next wave of hip-hop for the town. Local clothing brand owners are household names, too. Keron Briggs, basketball star and owner of “Real and Rare,” is pictured inside his store (below). He survived five gunshot wounds there, three months prior. Still, barbershops are safe places for Black men of all ages to be themselves, get a cut, and take a break from the pressures of the outside world.