Photograph by
Katz, David
Subject of
Shocking Vibes Studio, Jamaican
Beenie Man, Jamaican, born 1973
Lady Saw, Jamaican, born 1972
Metro, Tanto, Jamaican
Devonte, Jamaican
October 2003
ink on paper
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 14 1/8 in. (27.9 × 35.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 8 3/4 × 13 3/16 in. (22.2 × 33.5 cm)
A color photograph of the exterior of Shocking Vibes HQ.
The image shows a painted mural on a wall outside of Shocking Vibes Studio. The mural consists of bust portraits of nine Jamaican dancehall artists against a blue background. To the top left of the wall is a [SHOCKING VIBES PRODUCTIONS (SVP)] logo followed by a list of names in two uneven columns: [BEENIE MAN, TANTO METRO, KIRK DAVIS, SILVER CAT, BALANCE, DEVONTE, LADY SAW, RICKY RUDIE, WIGGY, SHD-DU]. The foreground consists of rocks and dirt with several small patches of grass. There are buildings and trees behind the wall.
On the back of the photograph is a handwritten inscription by Bill Adler identifying the location, date and photographer.
Place used
Craig Town, Kingston, Surrey County, Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
Collection title
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
inkjet prints
Dancehall (Music)
Hip-hop (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Shocking Vibes HQ, Craig Town, Kingston JA, 2003, photo: © David Katz
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