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Manufactured by:
Hartwell, American  Search this
Worn by:
MC J.B., American  Search this
Subject of:
J. J. Fad, American, 1985 - 1992  Search this
Medium:
satin and cotton (fiber) with metal
Dimensions:
L x W: 26 15/16 × 20 1/16 in. (68.5 × 51 cm)
Chest: 20 1/16 in. (51 cm)
Type:
jackets
costumes
Place made:
Compton, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1988
Caption:
Juana “MC J.B.” Burns and Danna Birks of J.J. Fad are pioneers of West Coast rap and went a long way in establishing Compton’s Ruthless Records. Their single “Supersonic” was released when the women were teenagers, and was one of five nominees in the first ever hip-hop Grammy category in 1989, bringing national attention to West Coast hip-hop and paving the way for subsequent groups like NWA to emerge as leaders in hip-hop. MC J.B. had this jacket made at the famous Slauson's Swap Meet in Compton.
Description:
A pink satin bomber jacket with custom embroidery worn by MC J.B. of J.J. Fad. The long-sleeved jacket has white buttons down the front center, and white-striped, ribbed bands at the collar, cuffs, and hem. Embroidered in white thread on the proper left chest is M.C.J.B. with [RUTHLESS / ATCO RECORDS] in an arc above. On the back are large white embroidered letters reading [J.J. FAD / IN / EFFECT]. The jacket has a manufacturer's tag at back center of the interior collar, white with red and blue text reading [HARTWELL / MADE IN U.S.A.]. A second tag beneath it has the size [SMALL 34-36] and care instructions.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2020.38.9
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Fashion
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ed4968d3-ac49-46d0-8352-7753722aaf80
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2020.38.9