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Designed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Distributed by:
Festival East Concerts, Inc., American, founded 1973  Search this
WBLK, American, founded 1964  Search this
Subject of:
The Fat Boys, American, founded 1982  Search this
Kool Rock-Ski, American, born 1966  Search this
Darren Robinson, American, 1967 - 1995  Search this
Prince Markie Dee, American, born 1968  Search this
Heavy D & the Boyz, American, founded 1987  Search this
Salt-N-Pepa, American, founded 1985  Search this
4 By Four, American  Search this
White Boys, American, 1987  Search this
Shea's Performing Arts Center, American, founded 1926  Search this
Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 6 15/16 × 8 7/16 in. (17.6 × 21.5 cm)
fliers (printed matter)
Place used:
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States, North and Central America
June 24, 1987
A flier for the “NYC Fresh Fest IV” presented by Festival East Concerts and WBLK 93.7. The flier is in portrait orientation and printed on blue paper with black text and a black-and-white photograph. The flier information is inside a centered, square-shaped, thick frame. Featured inside the top half of the frame is a square photograph of the Fat Boys. The group members are depicted in bust pose with Kool Rock Ski on the left, The Human Beat Box at center, and Prince Markie Dee on the right. All three are wearing thick rimmed, square shaped glasses and matching light tone jackets with their stage names stitched over their proper left chests. Kool Rock Ski is smiling and holds his proper left hand over The Human Beat Box’s head in a “peace sign.” He is also wearing a cap with the name [FAT BOYS] printed on the front of the crown. Prince Markie Dee has a serious expression on his face and holds his proper right hand in a “peace sign” over The Human Beat Box’s proper right shoulder. The Human Beat Box’ head is slight titled toward his proper left shoulder and appears to be speaking. He is wearing a black cap with the brimmed turned to one side.
Below the photograph, printed in large rounded text that reads [FAT BOYS] with a small heart and five-pointed star inside the letter [O]. The other acts featured in smaller text below include: [Heavy D and the Boys / Salt N Pepa / 4 by Four / White Boys]. The date, venue, and ticking information are printed below in text in varying fonts and sizes that reads [Wednesday, June 24th / Shea’s Buffalo Theater 7:30p.m. / All seats reserved. Available at Festival Tickets 224 Delaware, Doris Records 288 / E. Ferry, Record Theater 1800 Main St., Ticket Rack 268 Main St., and all Ticket / Rack and Festival outlets. / Get Your Tickets Now!!]. 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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