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Photograph by:
Rachelle Clinton, American  Search this
Subject of:
The Beatnuts, American, founded 1989  Search this
Rick Man, American  Search this
Juju Gigante, Dominican American, born 1972  Search this
Psycho Les, Colombian American, born 1972  Search this
Al'Tariq, American  Search this
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 14 1/16 in. (27.9 × 35.7 cm)
H x W (Image): 8 3/4 × 13 3/16 in. (22.2 × 33.5 cm)
chromogenic color prints
1994 - 2004
A color photograph of The Beatnuts.
From left to right are Psycho Les, Fashion, Rick Man, and Juju Gigante. Les wears a light grey hoodie, with the hood pulled up over a black baseball cap with a gold crown logo on the front. He is gesturing with his proper left hand in front of the camera; his fingers are out of focus. Next to Les, Fashion wears a grey sweatshirt and black White Sox baseball cap. He has a heart-shaped ring on his pink and holds his hands together in front of him. Rick Man wears a dark colored hooded sweatshirt. Juju Gigante wears a white guayabera style shirt and black sunglasses. The background behind them is blue and black and a purple effect appears across the photograph, especially across the foreheads of Rick Man and Gigante, and across the shoulders of the man next to Les. On the verso, a handwritten inscription by Bill Adler identifies the subject and the photographer.
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Gesture  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Latin hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Rachelle Clinton
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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