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Designed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Distributed by:
Godfather Productions, American  Search this
College Productions Black Student Union, American  Search this
Subject of:
Spoonie Gee, American, born 1963  Search this
Kool DJ AJ, American, died 2015  Search this
Frankie-D, American  Search this
DJ Tony G, American  Search this
Funky 4 + 1, American, 1977 - 1983  Search this
DJ Master D, American  Search this
DJ Von-K, American  Search this
Keithy B, American  Search this
Ms. Spinderella  Search this
The Riverboat, American  Search this
Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 7 11/16 × 9 3/4 in. (19.5 × 24.7 cm)
fliers (printed matter)
Place used:
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
May 25, 1980
A flier for "Cold Crusher" by The Godfather Productions. The flier is in landscape orientation and printed on white paper. It is covered top to bottom in is covered top to bottom in black-and-white text and photographs. The front of the flier is almost entirely dominated by a large photograph of the New York city skyline with the Empire State Building at the center. In the distance is the Hudson River and New York Harbor on the right and the Verrazzano Bridge on the left. In the white band at the top of the flier are the event date, event time, and production information in black text in varying sizes that reads [Memorial Sunday Sun. May 25] at the center, [College Productions / Black Student Union] on the left, and [The Godfather / 10:00 pm – 4] on the right. Printed in white text over the photograph, in a circle around the Empire State Building, is the event title, performance artists and groups, and event information. At the top of the circle is the event title, [COLD CRUSHER], printed in centered, white shadowed text.
Below are two rounded, bullet pointed, columns of performance artists and groups, printed in white text, and framing the side of the Empire State Building. The column on the left includes: [·Spooney[sic] Gee / ·#1 Record “Spoonin Rap” / ·DJ A.J. / ·Harlem’s favorite mixologist / ·Frankie D / ·Brooklyn’s son of fun with his 10,000 watt system / & / Tony G / ·Raps in English or Spanish he’s still death]. The column on the right includes: [·Funky 4+1 MORE / ·The Hotest[sic] rap record in the nation / ·Master D / ·Brooklyn’s backspin on wheels of steel champion / ·Von K / ·Keithy B / Added Attraction for the Ladies / ·Ms. Spinderella / ·The cities[sic] #1 female]. At the bottom of the image is the admission price and event location printed in white text that reads [7.50 Advance] on the left, and [Rescheduled from Easter Sunday / The Riverboat / 34th St & 5th Avenue, N.Y.C. / (In the Empire State Building] at the center.
Printed on either side of the event location are two photographs with white frames. From left to right, the first photograph depicts a crowd on a dance floor, the second photograph depicts a woman dancing closely behind a man, the third photograph depicts a young man dancing solo, and the fourth photograph depicts a man dancing closely behind a woman. In the white frame at the bottom of the flier is ticket purchasing information printed in black text that reads [Tickets on sale in: Bronx · Brooklyn · Queens · Manhattan / Jersey City · Newark / Tickets and Info: (212) 582-1481 or 397-9111. The back of the flier has no text or inscriptions.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Design  Search this
DJs (Musicians)  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Nightlife  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:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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