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Date: Time Period: 1980s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19859
Description: Akili Walker discusses his thoughts on on hip-hop, the significance of the drum machine, why some artists hated hip-hop, and why studio engineers relished different genres of music. Akili also talks a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19862
Description: Akili Walker's most memorable experience as a touring sound engineer was during LL Cool J's first solo tour. Mr. Walker also was on the road with his idols Run-D.M.C and the Beastie Boys who came toge ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20018
Description: After Antonio left Cipher Sounds his new group Artz &Kraftz signed a label contract with Motown Records because they offered more money than other record labels such as Warner Brothers, Columbia, MCA, ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980s
Subject: Hip-hop | Music | Music trade
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19854
Description: Elai gives his opinion on the definition of hip-hop and talks about the relationship between artists and record companies.
Date: Time Period: 1980
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19853
Description: Elai Tubo calls New York City the 'mecca' of clubs. He recalls a how he used work in a club with their own sound systems because he could not yet afford his own. He also discusses the process he took ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970s - 2000s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20022
Description: Antonio Moore, Full Interview Part 1: Antonio Moore talks about his childhood in South Ozone Park, how he became involved in music by having parties in his basement, learning to mix music using turnta ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970s - 2000s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20037
Description: Antonio Moore, Full Interview Part 2: Antonio Moore talks about his childhood in South Ozone Park, how he became involved in music by having parties in his basement, learning to mix music using turnta ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 1990s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19856
Description: Elai Tubo, Full Interview Part 1: Elai Tubo was born in Jamaica, Queens. He lived at 175th Place in Jamaica. His mother and father were separated so he lived with his mother and grandmother. He lived ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 1990s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19857
Description: Elai Tubo, Full Interview Part 2: Elai Tubo was born in Jamaica, Queens. He lived at 175th Place in Jamaica. His mother and father were separated so he lived with his mother and grandmother. He lived ... More
Authors: Bernard Fields
Date: Time Period: 1970s - 1980s
Subject: Music trade | Hip-hop
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19851
Description: Bernard Fields talks about how he was introduced to hip-hop and how he and his friends would play music for people at the local parks in Queens. Mr. Fields also discusses how his interest in DJ'ing be ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19860
Description: Akili Walker knew he wanted to be a studio engineer at the age of nineteen. This revelation occurred when he walked into a jazz club and saw his friends using a mixing board to control sounds. He lear ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20025
Description: Antonio Moore of Cipher Sounds talks about meeting Russell Simmons and the time when there was a blackout in NYC.
Date: Time Period: 1960s - 1990
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19861
Description: Akili Walker was born in Queens and then moved to Freeport, Long Island. His family were the first african americans to move into a white neighborhood. At nineteen he became interested in learning to ... More
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