Photograph of Rakim and Just-Ice

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A black-and-white photograph of Rakim (William Griffin, Jr.) and Just-Ice (Joseph Williams, Jr.) in New York City. Rakim, to the left, stands with his arms crossed across his chest. He wears a necklace with a large, round medallion and a knit bucket hat. Just-Ice, to the right, leans against a speaker case and wears multiple necklaces with large, dark-colored medallions and a Gucci hat. On the verso is an inscription by Bill Adler identifying the subjects and photographer.
Topic
African American
Fashion
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
Photography
United States--History--1969-2001
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rights
© Al Pereira
Photograph by
Al Pereira, American
Subject of
William Michael Griffin, Jr., American, born 1968
Joseph Williams, Jr., American, born 1965
Gucci, Italian, founded 1921
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 13 15/16 × 10 15/16 in. (35.4 × 27.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 13 × 8 5/8 in. (33 × 21.9 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1989
Type
gelatin silver prints
Object number
2015.132.306