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[PHASE 2] | [Crazy Legs]

Crazy Legs' ultra-rare customized French New York City Rap Tour poster, [1982]

[PHASE 2] | [Crazy Legs]

[PHASE 2] | [Crazy Legs]

Crazy Legs' ultra-rare customized French New York City Rap Tour poster, [1982]

Crazy Legs' ultra-rare customized French New York City Rap Tour poster, [1982]

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EUROPE 1 PRESENTE AVEC LA FNAC NEW YORK CITY RAP AVEC PHASE 2, DONDI, FUTURA, FAB 5 FREDDY, ROCK STEADY, FEARLESS 4, D.S.T., BLUE...DU ROXY DE NEW YORK ANIMATION ALAIN MANEVAL PARIS GRANDE NUIT DE RAP HIPPODROME DE LA PORTE DE PANTIN SAMEDI 27 NOVEMBRE 1982. Paris: [no printer], 1982.


Large color poster printed on thick card stock, framed, 45 by 30½ in. (114.3 x 77.47 cm.). Cut-out photo of Crazy Legs placed over the Rock Steady Crew logo and a Frosty Freeze “diss” drawing in pencil by Rock Steady Crew member Dino.

CRAZY LEGS' CUSTOMIZED EXTRA-LARGE AND ULTRA-RARE PROMO POSTER FROM THE FIRST-EVER INTERNATIONAL HIP HOP TOUR, DESIGNED BY LEGENDARY PHASE 2


According to Crazy Legs, "This is the holy grail of Hip Hop industry tour posters...the epitome of the foundation of Hip Hop tours. There was never a Hip Hop tour before this, and this tour is actually when the culture was dubbed 'Hip Hop'."


Also known as The Roxy Tour, the engagement was the first-ever international Hip Hop tour, with stops in Paris, Lyon, Belfort, Mulhouse, Strasbourg, London, and Los Angeles.


Organized by Kool Lady Blue (Promoter at the Roxy and the Manager of the Rock Steady Crew) and French journalist Bernard Zekri, the New York City Rap Tour brought together the very best of nearly every element of NYC's Hip Hop culture, including emcees, DJs, b-boys, graffiti artists, and double-dutchers. Artists on the New York City Rap tour included: DJ Afrika Bambaataa, Fearless Four, Grandmixer D.ST. and the Infinity rappers, The Rock Steady Crew, Futura 2000, Dondi, Phase 2, Fab 5 Freddy, Rammellzee, and the Fantastic Four.


Provenance:

From the personal collection of Crazy Legs


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