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Designed by:
Eddie Ed, American  Search this
Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Distributed by:
Nubian Productions, American  Search this
Subject of:
Cosmic Force, American  Search this
MC Ice-Ice, American, died 2012  Search this
Lisa Lee, American  Search this
DJ Chubby Chub, American  Search this
Prince Ikey C, American  Search this
Funky 4 + 1, American, 1977 - 1983  Search this
DJ Breakout, American  Search this
MC Sha-Rock, American, born 1962  Search this
Keith Keith, American  Search this
MC Jazzy Jeff, American, born 1962  Search this
Afrika Bambaataa, American, born 1957  Search this
DJ Jazzy Jay, American, born 1961  Search this
Kool DJ Red Alert, American, born 1956  Search this
Jazzy Five, American  Search this
T-Connection, American  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 6 1/4 × 8 7/16 in. (15.8 × 21.4 cm)
fliers (printed matter)
Place used:
Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
December 19, 1981
A flier for the “The Final Countdown - The Battle, Cosmic Force vs. The Funky 4” designed by Eddie Ed. The flier is in landscape orientation and printed on yellow paper with black-and-yellow text and black graphics. The body of the flier is framed with a thin black line. Inside the frame, printed in top half of the flier, is text in varying sizes and handwritten fonts that reads [Nubian Production Presents / The Final Countdown / The / T·CONNECTION / DISCO / -TECH-[underlined] / 3510 White Plains Rd. / OFF / Gun Hill Rd. / THE BATTLE / FOR THIS NIGHT ONLY]. Dividing the center of the flier is a thick, black band with a large black diamond shape at the center. Printed in yellow at the center are the two featured competing acts: [Cosmic Force VS The Funky 4] with [VS] in larger text at the center of the diamond. Printed below in black text are the additional performing acts printed in groupings on either side of the black diamond. The acts printed on the left below Cosmic Force include: [Ice · Ice, Lisa · Lee / Chubby · Chub, Ikey · C]. The acts printed on the right below The Funky 4 include: [D.J. Breakout, Sha · Rock / Keith · Keith, Jazzy · Jeff]. Centered text below the diamond shape provides information on the prize, the Masters of Records, date, entrance fee, and additional information in text in varying sizes and fonts that read [FOR $1000 CASH / Also Featuring The Master of Records / D. / J. / Afrika Bambaataa Jazzy · Jay / Red · Alert / SAT., Dec. 19, 81 / 9:00pm / UNTIL? / $4.00 / B·4 12 WITH FLYER / $5.00 / ALL NITE]. Printed from left to right along the bottom edge of the frame is the graphic designer’s name and additional text that reads [EDDIE*ED Come In Peace Pick Up The New Release By Afrika Bam & And Jazzy 5]. 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
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture