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Photograph by:
Michael Benabib, American, born 1962  Search this
Subject of:
Cypress Hill, American, founded 1988  Search this
B-Real, American, born 1970  Search this
DJ Muggs, American, born 1968  Search this
Sen Dog, Cuban American, born 1965  Search this
ink on paper
H x W (Sheet): 16 1/2 × 11 in. (41.9 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Image): 10 13/16 × 10 3/4 in. (27.4 × 27.3 cm)
inkjet prints
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A color photograph of the three members of Cypress Hill on the steps at the entrance to the Canal Street A, C, E subway stop.
From left to right are DJ Muggs, Sen Dog, and B-Real. All three wear blue jeans, black jackets, and black hats. Sen Dog's black jacket is open to reveal a black Cypress Hill t-shirt with a red, white and black version of the band's logo, a compass rose with skull and marijuana leaf. Around his neck, Muggs has a white tag with illegible black text on it. The station sign reading [Canal St. Station / A C E (in blue circles)] is visible above them and bright, golden light from the station appears behind them. The verso has an inscription by Bill Adler at the bottom, handwritten in blue ink, with the subject, location, date and photographer.
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Latin 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:
© Michael Benabib. Permission required for use.
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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