Hip Hop

Hip Hop

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[Afrika Islam]

Two Technics 1200 turntables ca. 1977 plus Vestax PMC 20SL mixer ca. 1985, used to DJ at The Roxy and during Rock Steady and Wild style tour

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Two 17 x 13 x 6 in. Technics 1200 turntables, with two black Anvil cases (20½ x 17¼ x 9 in.) ca, 1977. Plus grey 19 x 8 1/2 in. Vestax PMC 20SL mixer with original box, ca. 1985.

From the personal collection of Afrika Islam

Circa 1977, the present lot are the legendary DJ's first set of Technics 1200 turntables, plus his original Vestax PMC 20SL mixer from 1985. This set of gear travelled with Afrika not only across all of New York's five boroughs in it's earliest days, used at famous Hip Hop clubs like The Roxy, but also around the world, travelling with Afrika on global tours for the Rock Steady Crew and the 1983 Japanese tour for Charlie Ahearn's Wild Style.

Afrika Islam is one of the pioneers of Hip Hop, beginning his career in 1977 when he was just ten years old. He started by learning to remix tracks under the tutelage of Afrika Bambaataa before going on to become a legendary DJ, hosting one of the first-ever Hip Hop radio shows, being a key member of the Rock Steady Crew, and forging a long-standing collaborative relationship with superstar Ice T.