Photograph of The Fat Boys in NYC

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A black-and-white photograph of The Fat Boys against a light-colored brick wall. Prince Markie Dee (Mark Anthony Morales) is to the left of frame, wearing a light-colored sweatsuit and a large rope chain with cross medallion. He holds his right hand up in a peace sign, while he leans against Darren Robinson (also known as "Buff Love" and "The Human Beatbox") with his left arm. Robinson is in the middle of the frame wearing a light and dark color blocked shirt and an extra large rope chain around neck. He is smiling at the camera and holds both hands at waist level, gesturing with peace signs. Kool Rock-Ski is to the right of frame, wearing a Chicago Bears sweatshirt and a sideways baseball cap. He is looking and pointing with both hands towards the camera. On the back of the photograph are inscriptions by Bill Adler identifying the photographer, subject, location, and date.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
© Al Pereira
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Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
April 5, 1988; printed 2003
Object number
Photograph by
Al Pereira, American, born 1963
Subject of
The Fat Boys, American, founded 1982
Printed by
Bill Adler, American, born 1951
African American
Hip hop (Music)
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 10 15/16 × 13 15/16 in. (27.8 × 35.4 cm)
H x W (Image): 8 5/8 × 13 in. (21.9 × 33 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
gelatin silver prints