[BUDDY ESQUIRE; EDDIE ED; STRAIGHTMAN, ET AL]
COLLECTION OF 7 RARE EARLY HIP HOP FLYERS, RANGING IN DATE FROM 1978-1980.
Original paper handbills, ranging in size from 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. to 14 x 9 in., on green, yellow, light pink, dark pink, peach, and yellow. One handbill with some staining, creases, and marginal tears (both open and closed) as well as some pen and pencil annotations, a few minor stains and marginal creases/closed tears, couple creased where previously folded.
A COLLECTION OF VERY RARE EARLY HIP HOP FLYERS
Hip Hop flyers such as these are some of the best primary sources for documenting the nascent Hip Hop movement. Packed with information, they record early fashion, the party scene, and give us the ability to trace the early evolution the careers of numerous DJs and artists; because they were only intended for short time use, very few have survived intact.
1. Friday, May 11, 1979 - Flyer by Buddy Esquire - Webster P.A.L - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 4 MCs vs. The Funky 4 (known as the "Battle for Rahiem"), Brothers Disco featuring DJs Breakout and Baron (red)
2. December 8, 1978 – Flyer by Buddy Esquire - Audubon Ballroom - Disco History "Sparkle 6 DJ's Convention" – The L Brothers, Pete DJ Jones, DJ Cooleon, The Herculords, The Brothers Disco, DJ Casanova Fly, Donald Dee and B Fats, Kool DJ AJ, and Lovebug Starski (B&W)
3. June 17, 1978 - unknown creator - Evander Childs High School - Uptown Freak a Thon - Presented by the Whitney M. Young Basketball Team - Soulsonic Warlock Sounds by DJ Afrika Bambaataa, Zambu, with the Voice of Mr. Biggs - (pink) Friday,
4. March 28, 1980 – Flyer by Eddie Ed - Bronx River Center - Bam, GM Flash, Breakout and Baron (light yellow)
5. June 1, 1979 - Flyer by Straightman (a.k.a LAVA) - Theatre Arts Center - Kool DJ AJ and Lovebug, Starski with the Wicked Wizzards featuring Phase 2 as the Phabulous Phaseo, Dr Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, hosted by Joe Bataan (pale pink)
6. November7, 1980 – creator unknown – T-Connection - The Crew of the 80s with Grand Wizard Theodore and his Fantastic 5 MCs, Treacherous 3 MCs, special guests The Kool AJ Show and Cheifrocker Starsky - Presented by Sandwich (red)
7. Saturday, May 10, 1980 – Club Good Times - Birthday Party ’80 – DJ Von-K featuring Everybody! - Grandmaster Flowers (green)