Photograph of Run-D.M.C. on the rooftop of Russell Simmons's apartment

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A color photograph of Run-D.M.C. on the rooftop veranda of Russell Simmons's apt. on E.4th St. The trio is pictured leaning against the white railing with a view of the city behind them. Jam Master Jay, at left, wears light-colored denim pants and shirt, a heavy gold chain with a large medallion, and a red and blue New York Giants stocking cap. D.M.C., center, wears a black hat, sunglasses, and turtle neck, with a necklace with a medallion in the shape of a head. Run (Russell Simmons), to the right, wears a black sweatshirt and a blue New York Giants baseball cap. The photograph is signed byt he photographer on the front. There are no inscriptions on the back.
Photograph by
Ricky Powell, American, born 1961
Subject of
Run-D.M.C., American, 1981 - 2002
Rev. Run, American, born 1964
Darryl Matthews McDaniels, American, born 1964
Jam Master Jay, American, 1965 - 2002
Russell Wendell Simmons, American, born 1957
New York Giants, American, founded 1925
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
© Ricky Powell
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Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
ca. 1990; printed 2004
Object number
African American
Hip hop (Music)
Urban life
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
chromogenic color prints