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Photograph by:
Ricky Powell, American, 1961 - 2021  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 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 by the photographer beneath the image at the bottom left corner [Ricky Powell '04]. 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
Rappers (Musicians)  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