COLLECTION OF 12 HIP HOP FLYERS, DESIGNED BY VARIOUS ARTISTS, RANGING IN DATE FROM 1985-1992.
Original paper handbills, ranging in size from 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. to 8 1/2 x 11 in., on pink, white, black, and blue paper, 5 being on thicker card stock. One with rectangular section clipped away at foot, one with some crinkling and small stains, some occasional light edge-wear.
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. Wednesday, June 24, 1987 - Shea’s Buffalo Theater – NYC Fresh Fest IV – Fat Boys, Heavy D and The Boyz, Salt’N’Pepa, 4 by Four, White Boys (green)
2. Saturday, February 7, 1987 – HWD. Palladium – Beastie Boys, Fishbone (white with red & black type)
3. Saturday, August, 1985– Nassau Coliseum- The Sprite New York City Fresh Festival II – Run-DMC, Fat Boys, Whodini, Grandmaster Flash, Shabba-Doo, Turbo (B&W, reverse features a press release and history of the 1st Fresh Fest in 1984)
4. Friday, December 27, 1985 – Madison Square Garden – Krush Groove X-mas Party - Run-DMC, Whodini, Kurtis Blow, LL COOL J, Doug E Fresh, Mr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde (handbill, white with black & bright yellow printing)
5. Saturday, March 16, 1985 – Ralphola Taylor Center – A Double Celebration – Master Mixer Red Alert, Sparky-D, Master Don, LL COOL J (pink, cut out at bottom, one of earliest known LL flyers for LL performing "I Need a Beat")
6. Friday, May 24, 1985 – The Roxy – The Biggest Birthday Party of the Year – Whodini (bright yellow)
7. Friday, July 31, 1987 - Freedom Hall, University of Louisville – Run-DMC, Beastie Boys (handbill, black, red, white)
8. Nov 11, 1987 at The World – November 14, 1987 at Bronx River Center - Nubian Productions Presents the 13th Annual Zulu Nation Anniversary Party – Dedicated to Scott La Rock – Tribute to James Brown and Sly Stone (ivory/pale yellow?)
9. October 3, 1987 – Oakland Coliseum – The 87 Def Jam Tour – LL COOL J, Whodini, Eric B & Rakim, New Choice, Roxanne Shante, Too Short (handbill, B&W)
10. Sunday, June 1, 1986 – Oakland Coliseum – Run-DMC Raising Hell Tour - Run-DMC, Whodini (handbill, red, black, white)
11. Date – Venue - Jungle Brothers (handbill, red, green, black, white - see other side for date & venue)
12. 1988 – A Summer Moonlight Cruise – Latin Quarter farewell party hosted by Paradise - Big Daddy Kane, Jungle Brothers, Shinehead (handbill, red & black printed on white)