Female Rappers, Class of '88

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Description
A color photograph of eleven female rappers posed together on a wooden stage in front of a brick wall. In the back row, standing or crouching (left to right): Sparky D, Sweet Tee, MC Peaches, Yvette Money, Ms. Melodie, Synquis. In the middle is the singer Millie Jackson. Sitting along the bottom row with their legs crossed (left to right): (unidentified, wearing jewelry reading [PAM]), Roxanne Shante, MC Lyte, Finesse. All of the women are looking towards the camera, with the exception of Jackson, who looks down while raising both her fists. An inscription on the back gives the title and copyright.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
1988; printed 2004
Object number
2015.132.65
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Photograph by
Janette Beckman, English
Subject of
Sparky D, American
Sweet Tee, American
MC Peaches, American
Yvette Money, American
Ms. Melodie, American, 1969 - 2012
Synquis, American
Millie Jackson, American, born 1944
Unidentified Woman or Women
Roxanne Shanté, American, born 1969
MC Lyte, American, born 1971
Finesse, American
Topic
African American
Fashion
Gesture
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
Photography
Women
Medium
dye and photographic gelatin on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 15 7/8 × 19 7/8 in. (40.3 × 50.5 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
© Janette Beckman
Type
chromogenic color prints
portraits
laser prints