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Manufactured by:
Tecsonic, South Korean  Search this
Owned by:
Chuck D, American, born 1960  Search this
Subject of:
Public Enemy, American, founded 1982  Search this
Def Jam Recordings, American, founded 1984  Search this
Terminator X, American, born 1966  Search this
Flavor Flav, American, born 1959  Search this
Professor Griff, American, born 1960  Search this
Chaf-Pozi Soweto, South African  Search this
metal, plastic, paper
14 x 27 x 7 1/8 in. (35.6 x 68.6 x 18.1 cm)
radio receivers
ca. 1986
A tecsonic boombox with a light brown metal cover used by Public Enemy. The boombox has a handle at the top, collapsible antenna, six speakers, a radio, a double cassette player, and a number of controls. There are green and black Public Enemy stickers adhered around the left, top, and right sides. There is one sticker on each side and three on the top. All of the stickers have varying degrees of loss. Two cassette compartments marked "METAL / 4 BAND STEREO RECEIVER / DOUBLE CASSETTE PLAYER" and "5-BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER MX-900." The large round speaker at the bottom right has a white sticker with black and red print that says "I (heart symbol) / SOWETO / / Where: CHAF - POZI / When: 3rd Saturday / of every month." There is a black label with silver text on back of speaker. It reads "TECSONIC / STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE RECORDER / WITH 4-BAND RADIO / MODEL NO: MX-900 / AC 110/220V 50/60Hz30W / DC 15V"D"SIZE BATTERY x10PCS / MADE IN KOREA."
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Technology  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Public Enemy
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture