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Photograph by:
Ricky Powell, American, born 1961  Search this
Subject of:
Run-D.M.C., American, 1981 - 2002  Search this
Rev. Run, American, born 1964  Search this
Darryl Matthews McDaniels, American, born 1964  Search this
Jam Master Jay, American, 1965 - 2002  Search this
Russell Wendell Simmons, American, born 1957  Search this
New York Giants, American, founded 1925  Search this
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm)
chromogenic color prints
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1990; printed 2004
A color photograph of Run-D.M.C. on the rooftop veranda of Russell Simmons's apt. on E.4th St. The trio is pictured leaning against the white railing with a view of the city behind them. Jam Master Jay, at left, wears light-colored denim pants and shirt, a heavy gold chain with a large medallion, and a red and blue New York Giants stocking cap. D.M.C., center, wears a black hat, sunglasses, and turtle neck, with a necklace with a medallion in the shape of a head. Run (Russell Simmons), to the right, wears a black sweatshirt and a blue New York Giants baseball cap. The photograph is signed byt he photographer on the front. There are no inscriptions on the back.
African American  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Ricky Powell
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture