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Date: Time Period: 1999 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24825
Description: In the second part of his interview with Queens Memory, Keith Perrin focuses on the development of FUBU, the clothing company he founded with three of his friends in the early 1990s. He describes how ... More
Date: Time Period: 1997 - 1998
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24830
Description: FUBU had many clothing contemporaries such as Mecca, Enyce, 1020 Blues, Cross Colours and Russell Simmons' Phat Farm. The founders knew their biggest challenge was to get their clothing in department ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990s
Subject: Hip-hop | Families
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22151
Description: Mr. Cheeks talks about growing up in Queens, listening to wide variety of different music and how he was able to obtain new music. Mr. Cheeks grew up in a single parent family with his mother and with ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990s
Subject: Hip-hop | Rap (Music)
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22112
Description: Mr. Cheeks talks about how he got started into rapping and who influenced him to be a rapper. Mr. Cheeks says that he was taught how to rap by his older cousin and talks about people who he has collab ... More
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
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: 1980s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19855
Description: Elai describes the golden age of hip-hop and the role that hip-hop played dealing with social problems, violence, and conflicts between people in black and African American society.
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: 1970 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19829
Description: Denise talks about Grandmaster Flash and her first experience playing at the club Fantasia located in Queens. She recalls this experience as an event that made her confident in her abilities as DJ.
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19840
Description: Denise Briggs gives her opinion regarding the differences between the rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Small. She reflects that she wishes that she hadn't give up on DJ'ing when hip-hop was becoming ve ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19842
Description: Denise Briggs talks about her fondest memory when she went to Connecticut with Infinity Machine, Woody Wood and other DJs to play and the experience playing in Jamaica Armory. Denise also talks about ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19836
Description: Denise Briggs was born in Fordham Hospital in Bronx, NY. After moving around she ended up in St. Albans, Queens. At a young age she loved reading and listening to music. She would play 45’s for her fa ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24786
Description: Co-founder Keith Perrin describes the start of the FUBU clothing line, including how the founders came up with the name, and how they began by selling tie-top hats at the Colosseum Mall in Jamaica, Qu ... More
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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