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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: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: 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
Authors: Antonio Moore
Date: 1980
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:20011
Description: This flyer advertises a concert in 1980 at 145-39 Farmers Blvd., Jamaica, Queens. Featuring Cipher Sounds, and Grand Master Flash.
Authors: Antonio Moore
Date: 1980
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:20028
Description: This flyer advertises a concert in 1980 at Hillside Avenue in Queens with Cipher Sounds.
Authors: Bernard Fields
Date: 1979
Type: Color photograph
Identifier: aql:19848
Description: DJ Devine, DJ Casino(Bernard Fields), and DJ Kendo DJ'ing with all their equipment at the "Armory Reunion", 1979.
Authors: Antonio Moore
Date: 1978
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:20030
Description: Tony Moore rented the gym for his first party, on a Saturday.
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