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Photograph by:
Harry Allen, American, born 1964  Search this
Subject of:
Chuck D, American, born 1960  Search this
Terminator X, American, born 1966  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 7 15/16 × 10 in. (20.2 × 25.4 cm)
H x W (Image): 6 5/16 × 9 9/16 in. (16.1 × 24.3 cm)
gelatin silver prints
early 1980s
A black and white photograph of Chuckie Dee and D.J. Mellow Dee.
Chuckie Dee is sitting in the foreground on top of a small stage. He wears a puffy winter jacket with the hood pulled up and tight around his face. He also has jeans and black gloves. His eyes are closed. A set of neatly wrapped cords are on the stage to the right. D.J. Mellow Dee is on the left side of the image, sitting on the side of the stage and facing left. He wears a baseball cap, a long-sleeve plaid shirt, and jeans. His hands are loosely held together in his lap and he is leaning forward with his elbows resting on his thighs. His face is turned slightly towards the camera. There are large speaker or other equipment cases along the back edge of the stage with [SPECTRUM] printed in white. On the verso is an adhesive label with the logo and [Title: Chuckie Dee Catching a Catnap with D.J. Mellow Dee (a/k/a Terminator X) in the background / Photographer: Harry Allen] printed in black text.
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Harry Allen
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Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture