A banner that the hip-hop group Public enemy would hang behind them when performing at various gigs. The banner is made of black linen and features the group's logo of a figure as seen through a targeting scope printed in yellow.
Playbill for Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. White background with yellow box at top, gray box below with large white circle center, title over the top in black. [PLAYBILL/LONGACRE THEATRE/DEF/POETRY/JAM/ON/BROADWAY] White circular sticker on back, handwritten 2002.
A banner that the hip-hop group Public Enemy would hang behind them when performing at various gigs. The banner is made of black canvas with the Public Enemy logo printed in red acrylic paint bordered with white.
A long piece of scrolled white paper containing a handwritten copy of Saul Williams' poem "Coded Language." The top half of the poem is written in both black and brown ink; the lower half just uses black ink. The handwriting is in all capital letters and features a distinctive 'E' made with just three parallel horizontal lines and no vertical line joining them. The poem begins, [Whereas, breakbeats have been the missing link connecting the diasporic / Community to its drum woven past / Whereas the quantized drum has allowed teh whirling musicians to / Calculate the ever changing distance between rock and stardom / Whereas the velocity of the spinning vinyl, cross-faded, spun back-wards, and / Re-released at the same given moment of recorded history, yet at a / Different moment in time's continuum has allowed history to catch up with / The present]. Please see the transcription on the Notes tab for the full poem.