[FAB 5 FREDDY; BUDDY ESQUIRE; VAN SILK; STRAIGHTMAN; ET AL.] | COLLECTION OF 23 EARLY HIP HOP FLIERS, 1979-1985.
[FAB 5 FREDDY; BUDDY ESQUIRE; EDDIE ED; VAN SILK; STRAIGHTMAN; KOOL LANCE; ET AL.]
COLLECTION OF 23 EARLY HIP HOP FLYERS DESIGNED BY VARIOUS ARTISTS, RANGING IN DATE FROM 1979-1985.
Original paper handbills, ranging in size from 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. to 8 1/2 x 11 in., on yellow, beige, pink, white and orange paper. A couple creased where previously folded, a few small faint spots of soiling and or toning, but overall in excellent condition.
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. October 19, 1984 - Melbus Club - The First Winter Superfest "The Greatest Event in the History of Rap" - Force MDs, Kool DJ AJ, Busy Bee (pink)
2. Easter Sunday April 3, 1983 - Jamaica Roller Dome - Mike and Dave Productions - Night of the Leather Freaks! - Cold Crush Brothers, the Fearless 4, Mr Sweety G (B&W)
3. March 30, 1984 - Cadet Headquarters - The International Heavyweight Rappers Showdown - Grandmaster Flash, Cold Crush Brothers and RunDMC (B&W)
4. October 7, 1983 - Flyer by Van Silk - Rollercity - The RC Pac Jam presents " 10 Years of Hip Hop 1973-1983" - Dedicated to DJ Junebug (B&W)
5. February 25, 1982 – Flyer by Kool Lance - Bronx River Center - Nubian Productions and Bambaataa present: Black History Month Annual Cultural Freebee Jam with Cold Crush Bros. Kool Herc, Grand Master Flash and the Furious Lovers, Soul Sonic and Cosmic Force, The Fantastic 5 with Theodore, the Funky 4, the Treacherous 3, Double Trouble, Afrika Islam, Whiz Kid, DST and more. (B&W)
6. October 30, 1983 - Flyer by Buddy Esquire - Skate Fever - 1st Annual Speed Skating Contest (bright yellow)
7. January 19, 1985 - Flyer by Van Silk - PAL Community Center - Benefit Show for PAL - Hip Hop Showdown - Grandmaster Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz (B&W)
8. Sunday, February 7, 1980 – Flyer by Buddy Esquire - Ecstasy Garage Disco - Brothers Disco - DJs Breakout & Baron, Cold Crush Crew - Charlie Chase, Tony-Tone (B&W, trimmed)
9. June 11, 1983 - Printing High School Gym - Rappers Academy Awards (B&W)
10. September 22, 1979 - Flyer by Straightman (aka LAVA) - PAL Webster Ave. - "A Show With a Funkbox" - Kool Herc, Kool DJ AJ, and more (pink)
11. Friday, March 21, 1980 – Ecstasy Garage Disco – Nubian Productions Presents – Bambaataa, Funky 4 + 1 More (yellow)
12. January 30, 1982 - Riis Center - A Mike & Dave Production - Boogie Boys, Sweety G, Master Don and the Death Committee (B&W)
13. July 13, 1984 – Flyer by Van Silk - The Roxy - RC Pac Jam - Patricia Hearon Birthday Party - 10th Anniversary of Hip Hop - Kool Herc, The Furious 5, Jimmy Spicer, Cold Crush, and more (pink)
14. November 7 and 8, 1980 – Flyer by Eddie Ed - Bronx River Center and T-Connection - The Zulu Nation 5th Anniversary and Tribute to James Brown and Sly Stone - Bambaataa, Jazzy Jay, Red Alert, Soul Sonic Force MCs, Cosmic Force MCs (yellow)
15. Sunday, May 25, 1980 - The Riverboat - The Cold Crusher by Godfather Productions - Spoony Gee, D.J. A.J., Frankie D & Joey C, Funky 4 + 1, Master D, Von K, Keithy B, Ms. Spinderella (B&W)
16. February 27, 1982 – Flyer by Eddie Ed – Bronx Skating Rink - Nubian Productions Presents Tommy Boy recording artist the Jazzy 5 MCs doing their Hit Recording Jazzy Sensation with Bambaataa, Jazzy Jay and Red Alert (B&W)
17. Sept 12, 1980 - Audubon Ballroom - A Mike and Dave Production - Marvelous 3, Crash Crew, Grand Wizard Theodore and the Treacherous 3 with Rayvon and Johnny Wah (B&W)
18. February 25, 1983 - Biltmore Theatre - Party With The Stars - Treacherous 3, Fearless 4 and Awesome Foursome, hosted by Sweety G (B&W)
19. December 19, 1981 – Flyer by Eddie Ed - T-Connection - Nubian Productions presents The Final Countdown - The Battle, Cosmic Force vs. The Funky 4, Bambaataa, Red Alert and Jazzy Jay (yellow)
20. Friday, November 21, 1980 - Flyer by Eddie Ed - Ecstasy Garage Disco - Funky 4, The K Connection, Mean Gene and Serious 5 MCs (B&W)
21. Sunday, April 22, 1984 – The Roxy – Easter Sunday Part II The International Heavyweight Rapper Super Showdown – Grandmaster Flash, Cold Crush Brothers (B&W)
22. Saturday, October 10, 1981 – Flyer by Fab 5 Freddy – East River Park Amphitheater - The Amphitheatre Jam!!! – Grandmaster Flash and The Furious 5, Grand Wizard Theodore and The Fantastic 5, Tony Tone, Charlie Chase and The Cold Crush 4, Lil Rodney C and KK Rockwell as Double Trouble, Cool D.J. A.J., and Chief Rocker Busy Bee Starsky (B&W, this flyer advertised the original Wild Style jam , the first of two Wild Style jams shot for Charlie Ahearn’s film of the same name) (B&W)
23. October 25, 1980 – unknown creator – Ecstasy Garage - Chief Rocker Busy Bee's Birthday - Lovebug Starski, Kool DJ AJ, Theodore and the Fantastic 5 MCs, Mean Gene (B&W)