Graffiti Rock and the Hip Hop World

1 inch videotape of Graffiti Rock and the Hip Hop World

Produced by
Bencivengo, Richard
Directed by
Santee, Clark
Subject of
Holman, Michael, American, born 1955
Run-D.M.C., American, 1981 - 2002
Shannon, American, born 1958
Kool Moe Dee, American, born 1962
Special K, American
New York City Breakers, American, founded 1982
DJ Jimmie Jazz, American
Medium
1 inch Videotape (a): metal on polyester;
Original Videotape Reel (b): plastic;
Original Videotape Box (c): plastic
Dimensions
Duration: 29 Minutes
Type
videotapes
Place filmed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1984
Caption
A master videotape of a television dance and music show Graffiti Rock and the Hip Hop World hosted by Michael Holman. The video features performances by Run D.M.C., Shannon, Kool Moe Dee, Special K, the New York City Breakers, and DJ Jimmie Jazz.
Description
A master, 1 inch videotape (a) of a television dance and music show Graffiti Rock and the Hip Hop World hosted by Michael Holman. There are performances by Run D.M.C. ("Sucker MCs," , Shannon, Kool Moe Dee, Special K, the New York City Breakers, and DJ Jimmie Jazz. The studio set consists of raised platforms around a dance floor, and there are young people dancing throughout the show. Holman interviews some of the studio dancers about music and fashion.
Consists of: Master 1 inch Videotape (a), Original Videotape Reel (b), Original Videotape Box (c)
Master 1 inch Videotape (a): A master 1 inch videotape recording of the television dance and music show Graffiti Rock and the Hip Hop World hosted by Michael Holman.
Original Videotape Reel (b): A plastic videotape reel.
Original Videotape box (c): A gray plastic box with a blue SONY label. The label has white lettering that reads: [SONY / Video Recording Tape V-16 / HIGH BAND MASTER TAPE]. On the spine of the case there are two stickers. A large red sticker with black print has information about the contents and make of the videotape reel. A small white sticker written in by hand in ink reads: [L-5863].
Topic
African American
Dance
Fashion
Hip hop (Music)
Variety shows (Television)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2016.31.1.1abc
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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