The Art and Influence of Hip Hop

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Eight issues of the East Village Eye - including coveted "Chilly Xmas" issue featuring the first definition of the term "Hip Hop"

1. East Village Eye

Eight issues of the East Village Eye - including coveted "Chilly Xmas" issue featuring the first definition of the term "Hip Hop"

Original “Reagan Slain by Hero Cop” flyer made from Keith Haring's original newspaper collage done, ca. 1980

2. Original “Reagan Slain by Hero Cop” flyer made from Keith Haring's original newspaper collage done, ca. 1980

12 vintage Hip Hop flyers, 1978-1981

3. [Hip Hop Flyers]

12 vintage Hip Hop flyers, 1978-1981

Super Jam Music Festival at The Felt Forum concert poster and accompanying concert ticket, 1980

4. [Kurtis Blow]

Super Jam Music Festival at The Felt Forum concert poster and accompanying concert ticket, 1980

Set of five candid Sugarhill Records photos, [ca. 1980-1982]

5. [Sugar Hill Records]

Set of five candid Sugarhill Records photos, [ca. 1980-1982]

Set of six polaroids taken at the legendary South Bronx Hip Hop nightclub Disco Fever, [1981]

6. [Disco Fever]

Set of six polaroids taken at the legendary South Bronx Hip Hop nightclub Disco Fever, [1981]

Important single-owner collection of early Hip Hop flyers from legendary DJ Jazzy Jay, late 1970s-early 1980s

7. [Jazzy Jay]

Important single-owner collection of early Hip Hop flyers from legendary DJ Jazzy Jay, late 1970s-early 1980s

A "Sacred Crate" of 76 vinyl records, hand-selected by Jazzy Jay from his own personal collection

8. [Jazzy Jay]

A "Sacred Crate" of 76 vinyl records, hand-selected by Jazzy Jay from his own personal collection

Roland TR-808 drum machine played on historic first Def Jam single, Jazzy Jay and T La Rock’s “It’s Yours” (1984),  with “AFRIKA BAMBAATAA” carved on left side of machine by Afrika Bambaataa

9. [Jazzy Jay]

Roland TR-808 drum machine played on historic first Def Jam single, Jazzy Jay and T La Rock’s “It’s Yours” (1984), with “AFRIKA BAMBAATAA” carved on left side of machine by Afrika Bambaataa

Jazzy Jay's personalized Def Jam varsity bomber jacket, [ca. 1985]

10. [Jazzy Jay]

Jazzy Jay's personalized Def Jam varsity bomber jacket, [ca. 1985]

Jazzy Jay's stage-worn Soulsonic costume, [1982]

11. [Jazzy Jay]

Jazzy Jay's stage-worn Soulsonic costume, [1982]

Early '80s Zulu Nation jacket custom-made for Jazzy Jay

12. [Jazzy Jay]

Early '80s Zulu Nation jacket custom-made for Jazzy Jay

Jazzy Jay’s Roland TR-727 Software Rhythm Composer, programmed by Jazzy Jay on 12” Version of LL Cool J's “Rock the Bells” (1985, produced by Rick Rubin) and lent by Jazzy Jay to Rick Rubin for production on the Beastie Boys’ “Hold it, Now Hit It” (1986) from their debut album Licensed to Ill

13. [Jazzy Jay]

Jazzy Jay’s Roland TR-727 Software Rhythm Composer, programmed by Jazzy Jay on 12” Version of LL Cool J's “Rock the Bells” (1985, produced by Rick Rubin) and lent by Jazzy Jay to Rick Rubin for production on the Beastie Boys’ “Hold it, Now Hit It” (1986) from their debut album Licensed to Ill

"Wild Style" title animation cel, ca. 1982

14. [ZEPHYR, REVOLT, & Jane Dickson]

"Wild Style" title animation cel, ca. 1982

Afrika Islam's vintage "Wild Style" t-shirt, signed by him

15. [Afrika Islam]

Afrika Islam's vintage "Wild Style" t-shirt, signed by him

Fab 5 Freddy and Beside's “Change the Beat” 12 inch vinyl, signed and with original artwork by Keith Haring, [1982]

16. FAB 5 FREDDY | Beside

Fab 5 Freddy and Beside's “Change the Beat” 12 inch vinyl, signed and with original artwork by Keith Haring, [1982]

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

17. [PHASE 2] | [Crazy Legs]

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

5% Solution. Done by FUTURA for his friend, Crazy Legs, signed and inscribed by the artist to verso, 1983.

18. FUTURA 2000

5% Solution. Done by FUTURA for his friend, Crazy Legs, signed and inscribed by the artist to verso, 1983.

"Rock Steady Cru 7 8 9", original art By DOZE commissioned by Crazy Legs for the anniversary of The Rocky Steady Crew

19. [Crazy Legs] | DOZE

"Rock Steady Cru 7 8 9", original art By DOZE commissioned by Crazy Legs for the anniversary of The Rocky Steady Crew

Untitled portion done by Lady Pink of the “all girl wall” created for the Graffiti Hall of Fame at 106 & Park, NYC,  ca 1992/'93.

20. Lady Pink

Untitled portion done by Lady Pink of the “all girl wall” created for the Graffiti Hall of Fame at 106 & Park, NYC,  ca 1992/'93.

"Take a Chill Pill" custom sweatshirt designed by April Walker for Main Source's "Just Hangin' Out" music video, ca. 1991

21. [April Walker]

"Take a Chill Pill" custom sweatshirt designed by April Walker for Main Source's "Just Hangin' Out" music video, ca. 1991

"LB" Jacket custom made by April Walker for Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Swap Meet Louie" music video, [1992]

22. April Walker | [Sir Mix-A-Lot]

"LB" Jacket custom made by April Walker for Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Swap Meet Louie" music video, [1992]

Crazy Legs' performance-worn Adidas track jacket, [1983]

23. [Crazy Legs]

Crazy Legs' performance-worn Adidas track jacket, [1983]

Afrika Islam's personal copy of "The Baby Beat Box" by Emanon, signed and inscribed to him by Haring, with original drawings by him in 1989

25. Keith Haring | [Afrika Islam] | Emanon

Afrika Islam's personal copy of "The Baby Beat Box" by Emanon, signed and inscribed to him by Haring, with original drawings by him in 1989

"Zulu", 1991, signed & inscribed by DELTA2 to Afrika Islam

26. DELTA2

"Zulu", 1991, signed & inscribed by DELTA2 to Afrika Islam

Afrika Islam and Ice-T's original handmade and stage-worn Zulu Nation and Rhyme Syndicate pendants, [ca. 1982-1984 and 1988]

27. [Afrika Islam]

Afrika Islam and Ice-T's original handmade and stage-worn Zulu Nation and Rhyme Syndicate pendants, [ca. 1982-1984 and 1988]

Three rare, promo only Zulu Kings and Zulu Queens t-shirts, [ca. 1982]

28. [Ice T & Afrika Islam]

Three rare, promo only Zulu Kings and Zulu Queens t-shirts, [ca. 1982]

Afrika Islam's custom Zulu Nation leather jacket, [ca. 1987]

29. [Afrika Islam]

Afrika Islam's custom Zulu Nation leather jacket, [ca. 1987]

Afrika Islam's Oberheim DMX drum machine, used by him to produce Ice T's “6 In The Mornin” and “Colors” [1982], with bassline for both still programmed in. Signed by both of them.

30. [Ice T & Afrika Islam]

Afrika Islam's Oberheim DMX drum machine, used by him to produce Ice T's “6 In The Mornin” and “Colors” [1982], with bassline for both still programmed in. Signed by both of them.

Afrika Islam's Roland TB-303, used by him to produce Ice T's "Colors" (1987) and "Squeeze the Trigger" (1987), with the basslines for both still programmed into the machine, signed by both of them

31. [Ice T & Afrika Islam]

Afrika Islam's Roland TB-303, used by him to produce Ice T's "Colors" (1987) and "Squeeze the Trigger" (1987), with the basslines for both still programmed into the machine, signed by both of them

Two original Rhyme Syndicate promotional t-shirts from the personal collection of Ice-T, [1988]

32. [Ice T & Rhyme Syndicate]

Two original Rhyme Syndicate promotional t-shirts from the personal collection of Ice-T, [1988]

Afrika Islam's custom Rhyme Syndicate jacket, [1991]

33. [Afrika Islam]

Afrika Islam's custom Rhyme Syndicate jacket, [1991]

Ice T's "Africa" pendant worn by him on the cover of his album "Power," with album cover promotional poster, signed by him, (1988)

34. [Ice T]

Ice T's "Africa" pendant worn by him on the cover of his album "Power," with album cover promotional poster, signed by him, (1988)

Run-DMC Raising Hell Tour at the Municipal Auditorium concert poster, 1986

35. [Run-DMC; Beastie Boys; Whodini; Timex Social Club]

Run-DMC Raising Hell Tour at the Municipal Auditorium concert poster, 1986

Original Black Book study for mural by graffiti artist Freedom for Run-DMC's appearance on Reading Rainbow, 1986

36. Freedom (aka Chris Pape)

Original Black Book study for mural by graffiti artist Freedom for Run-DMC's appearance on Reading Rainbow, 1986

Six limited edition Ricky Powell skate decks, [2019 and 2020]

37. [Ricky Powell]

Six limited edition Ricky Powell skate decks, [2019 and 2020]

Original concept art for the Beastie Boys "Licensed to Ill" album cover, [1986]

38. [David Gambale a.k.a. "World B. Omes"] | [Beastie Boys]

Original concept art for the Beastie Boys "Licensed to Ill" album cover, [1986]

Beastie Boys concert at the Palladium flyer and VIP backstage pass, 1987

39. [Beastie Boys]

Beastie Boys concert at the Palladium flyer and VIP backstage pass, 1987

Chuck D's original Raiders Starter jacket, signed by him, [1988]

40. [Chuck D]

Chuck D's original Raiders Starter jacket, signed by him, [1988]

"Public Enemy" original illustration by Dan Lish, 2016

41. Dan Lish

"Public Enemy" original illustration by Dan Lish, 2016

Public Enemy European promotional poster, [1990]

42. [Public Enemy]

Public Enemy European promotional poster, [1990]

“Fear of a Black Planet” platinum record plaque

43. [Public Enemy]

“Fear of a Black Planet” platinum record plaque

“Apocalypse 91” platinum record plaque

44. [Public Enemy]

“Apocalypse 91” platinum record plaque

Multi-platinum career plaque

45. [Public Enemy]

Multi-platinum career plaque

Sizzling Summer Tour concert poster, [1990]

46. [Public Enemy; Heavy D. and the Boyz; Kid 'N Play; Digital Underground]

Sizzling Summer Tour concert poster, [1990]

Chuck D's Open Letter to the Grammys: Physical/Digital, NFT

47. Chuck D

Chuck D's Open Letter to the Grammys: Physical/Digital, NFT

Tom Morello, NFT

48. Chuck D

Tom Morello, NFT

Malcolm X world tour cast and crew jacket, [1990]

49. [40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks]

Malcolm X world tour cast and crew jacket, [1990]