Hip-hop | Jamaica (New York, N.Y.) | Terrance "Mr. Cheeks" Kelly interviewed by Natalie Milbrodt and Ian Lewis

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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
Authors: Bernard Fields
Date: Time Period: 1980s - 1990s
Subject: Disc jockeys | Music | Hip-hop
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19847
Description: Mr. Fields talks about how it was like DJ'ing back in the early days of hip-hop throughout the 1980's and 1990. He later discusses how the practice of DJ'ing has evolved with the emergence of digital ... 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: 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: 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
Authors: Bernard Fields
Date: Time Period: 1970s - 1980s
Subject: Disc jockeys | Hip-hop
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19849
Description: Mr. Fields talks about the origin of the DJ as musicians during the early days of hip-hop. He says that DJs were often used as a backup when headlining bands or performers were either tired or were no ... 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
Authors: Bernard Fields
Date: Time Period: 1959 - 2016
Subject: Disc jockeys | Music | Hip-hop
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19846
Description: In this interview Mr. Fields talks about the origin of the DJ as musicians during the early days of hip-hop and his childhood in Queens. Bernard Fields was born on April 10th, 1959 in Harlem. His fami ... More
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