to our Donors to the Archives & Collections
The generosity – and creativity – continue via these donations.
We are truly grateful for these contributions to support the UHHM.
Learn more about Donors, why they gave what they gave, and how Hip Hop affects their lives on Donor Spotlights.
THE RHYME CAPSULE COLLECTION
The Rhyme Capsule (mini); 11.5”W x 6”D x 9”H, 25 lbs; limited edition crystal boombox sculpture encapsulating cassette tapes.
One (1) custom fiberglass and acrylic pedestal with mini spotlights.
To learn more about The Rhyme Capsule, make sure to check out rhymecapsule.com and Instagram.
You can also follow the artist, David Schwartz, on Instagram.
THE FELIX SEMPER COLLECTION
Biggie Sculpture (medium size partial stretchable) by Felix Semper.
One Digital file of Biggie Smalls sculpture (STL format) 514.4 MB, 3d.
Felix took his original full size Biggie sculpture to Brooklyn and displayed it for the neighborhood to see and you can check it out HERE.
To learn more about Felix, make sure to check out felixsemper.com and follow him on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
THE NYC SOUL OF THE '90s COLLECTION
Ninety-Seven (97) digital photographs of various Hip Hop artists and cultural contributors; Carol Marino photographer.
THE RAP WHOZ WHO COLLECTION
One (1) signed copy of “Rap Whoz Who” book by Steven Stancell; 1996.
One (1) copy of Steven Stancell’s Bio.
Learn about author Steven Stancell at stevenstancell.com.
Please also follow Steven on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
THE YAASMYN FULA SPIRIT OF AN OUTLAW COLLECTION
Autographed copy of “Spirit of an Outlaw: The Untold Story of Tupac Amaru Shakur and Yaki “Kadafi” Fula” book; Yaasym Fula (Author, Photographer), Quincy Jones (Foreward); Bearded Dragon Book, 2020.
Autographed copy of “The Homicide of Yafeu ‘Yaki Kadafi’ Fula” book; Yaasmyn Fula (Author); Bearded Dragon Book, 2022.
One (1) Poster of Tupac sitting on her IROC Camaro, circa Bronx, NY; photo taken around 1986 by Yaasmyn Fula from her special collection.
One (1) mix tape “Kadafi Son Rize Vol. 1” CD.
Press Release – 2020 Spirit of an Outlaw (digital file).
Amazon review of Spirit of an Outlaw, 2020 (digital file).
Biography of Yaasmyn Fula (digital file).
Learn about Yaasmyn Fula and how to purchase her books at spiritofanoutlaw.com.
Please also follow Yaasmyn on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
THE NIKO TAMPIO COLLECTION
Thirty Three (33) digital files of various Hip Hop artists and events; Niko Tampio photographer.
Four (4) print photographs depicting the Flow Mo Crew Anniversary 2018 (2x), Pete Rock concert in Madrid (November 23, 2019) and The Game concert in Dublin (February 9, 2020).
Seoul Journal photobook by Niko Tampio; 2019.
Seoul Journal longsleeve t-shirt, size Large; design by Niko Tampio; 2020.
Learn about Niko Tampio and his photography at nikotampio.com.
THE RISE COLLECTION
(Michelle Grace Hunder)
One (1) signed hardcover copy of “Rise” by Michelle Grace Hunder, a portrait photo book of 180 Australian Hip Hop artists shot between 2012 – 2014; 2014.
Learn about Michelle Grace Hunder and how to purchase RISE at michellegracehunder.com.
Please also follow Michelle on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
THE SOLID GOLD SOUNDS/SGL PRODUCTIONS COLLECTION
(Darryl E. Kelson)
One (1) beige Chams De Baron dress shirt.
One (1) pair of burgundy Lee jeans.
One (1) brass personalized “KRUSH” belt buckle with leather belt.
One (1) black/gold trim satin “Starter” style jacket with personalized “SGL – DJ Darryl Krush” lettering.
THE FORBIDDEN REBELS 1983 HIP HOP SCENE COLLECTION
(Robert Harris & Rii Kanzaki)
Forbidden Rebels, 28:00, Rii Kanzaki & Robert Harris; High resolution digital copies of all surviving original, unedited video tape footage. Archived from original, ¾” U-matic videotapes.
167th St./Bronx’83, 28:24, Rii Kanzaki & Robert Harris; High resolution digital copies of all surviving original, unedited video tape footage. Archived from original, ¾” U-matic videotapes.
THE MATTHEW D. PHIPPS COLLECTION
(Matthew D. Phipps)
Loud Records Compilation promotional sampler cassette signed by Big Punisher; 1998
THE TONY KNIGHTENGALE COLLECTION
Photograph of original KRS-One graffiti piece (Plymouth Street, Dumbo, NYC); the former Artists residence/studio; 8” x 10” shot on Fujifilm disposable camera, printed on Fujifilm “Fujicolor Crystal Archive” paper (July 2009); Anthony T. Hughley photograher.
THE DJ HARD HITTIN HARRY COLLECTION
(DJ Hard Hittin Harry)
A collection of CDs
A collection of Cassette Tapes
A collection of DVDs
A collection of Magazines
Publicity Materials acquired during DONOR’s tenure as a publicist for Meridian Entertainment (1997 – 2007) and Double XXposure Publicity
(1994 – 1997)
Learn about and follow DJ Hard Hittin Harry on his hardhittinharry.com, Tik Tok, Twitch, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
GRANDMIXER DXT's BRONX NY HOME STEREO COLLECTION
THE HIT FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT COLLECTION
Sony Oxford OXF-R3 console with 2 towers
Crate with R3P-Desk
Assorted Hit Factory Studios Schedules
Assorted Hit Factory Studios Work Orders
Assorted Hit Factory Studios Invoices
Assorted RIAA Certified Gold CD’S & Albums
Assorted RIAA Certified Platinum CD’S & Albums
Photograph of Studio 5 (Sony Oxford) 24x 36
Hit Factory Sign
Learn about The Hit Factory’s Hip Hop history at germanostudios.com and follow on Instagram and Facebook.
THE FIORENTINA DE BIASI COLLECTION
(Fiorentina De Biasi)
“Tupac Golden Memories” by Fiorentina De Biasi; 24’x 20’ gold hand painted on a giclee print on paper, 2021.
Learn about Fiorentina De Biasi and her art on Instagram, artsy.net and contemporaryartandeditions.com.
THE RENDA WRITER COLLECTION
Framed print of “Handwritten Art Tribute to Hip-Hop” 1st Edition (2018) by Renda Writer; 24” x 36”.
Framed print of “Handwritten Art Tribute to Hip-Hop” 2nd Edition (2020) by Renda Writer; 24” x 36”.
Learn about Renda Writer and his art on Instagram,Twitterand Facebook.
You can also purchase Renda Writer’s artwork here: yourcomfortzonewillkillyou.bigcartel.com
THE ANDREW CUOCO COLLECTION
Tupac Portrait by Andrew Cuoco; 15 ½” x 19 ½” oil painted canvas; 2021.
“Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang” by Dr. Dre cassingle.
“HouseOfBalloons” vinyl by The Weekend.
THE DMX COLLECTION BY ISIDORE
(Isidore Luxury Fragrance Co.)
First (1st) DMX Collection 100ml Fragrance Bottle.
First (1st) DMX Collection 10ml travel size.
First (1st) DMX Collection Fragrance Bag.
First (1st) DMX Collection Body Wash collection
First (1st) DMX Collection T-Shirt.
Learn more about Isidore Luxury and shop the DMX Collection on their website, isidoreluxury.com.
THE SWITCHING LANES DOCUSERIES COLLECTION
(James A. Peterson)
“DJ Kool Herc #2,” 48 x 60 inch, by James A. Peterson; 2022.
Eight (8) digital files of artwork created by James A. Peterson.
Learn more about James A. Peterson and his art on his website, brusheswithfamellc.com.
THE MICHAEL BENABIB COLLECTION
One Hundred and Five (105) photographs of various Hip Hop artists and cultural contributors; photographer – Michael Benabib.
Learn about Michael Benabib and his contributions to Hip Hop on his website, michaelbenabib.com.
THE MARTHA COOPER PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION
One (1) large photo, approximately 90” wide, depicting Frosty Freeze breaking at the 1981 Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival where the Rock Steady Crew battled the Dynamic Rockers. Printed in 2004 on flexible, non-biodegradable material.
Learn more about Martha Cooper and her contributions to Hip Hop on beyondthestreets.com/martha-cooper.
THE BENNY CRUZ & JENS FRANZEN COLLECTION
(Benny Richard Cruz Donoso & Jens Franzén)
Public Enemy Series Collaboration between Artist Benny Cruz & Josh Mayer (consultant & social curator for Public Enemy & Cypress Hill); photographed by Jens Franzén; 2021-2022.
Cypress Hill Series Collaboration between Artist Benny Cruz & Josh Mayer (consultant & social curator for Public Enemy & Cypress Hill); photographed by Jens Franzén; 2021-2022.
Learn more about Benny on his website, bennycruz.one, and follow him on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Jens on Instagram and Twitter.
THE BENNY CRUZ COLLECTION
(Benny Richard Cruz Donoso)
Portrait of RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan, acrylic and posca on wood panel.
Two (2) Beavis & Butthead pieces by Benny Cruz; 12.5’x16’.
Learn more about Benny Cruz on his website, bennycruz.one, and follow him on Instagram and Twitter.
THE PASS THE MIC COLLECTION
“Pass The Mic!” DVD.
“Pass The Mic!” VHS.
Three (3) original 11×17 “Pass The Mic!” Posters
One (1) AFI at Arclight 4th Annual Music Documentary Series poster featuring “Pass The Mic!”
Five (5) original 8×10 promotional “Pass The Mic!” Photo Stills
Eight (8) original 4×6 promotional “Pass The Mic!” Postcards
One (1) Image Entertainment, February 2003 New Releases Promotional Book featuring “Pass The Mic!”
Four (4) copies of promotional material from Press Book
Four (4) items of AFI at Arclight 4th Annual Music Documentary Series promotional material featuring “Pass The Mic!”
Learn about filmmaker Richard Montes at richardmontes.com and his acclaimed documentary here: passthemic.net
THE DEATH COMMITTEE COLLECTION
8×10 Photograph depicting Tony T the King Warlock and Mello Mike at 147th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue, New York where the Death Committee formed; 1977.
8×10 Photograph depicting Scorpio and Mello Mike at Scorpio’s wedding, Queens, New York; 1983.
8×10 Show Place Club Flyer from 1979, Harlem, New York.
“The Original Death Committee Member, Pieces of a Dream, The True Story,” short story about the Original Death Committee; October 2021.
THE ROBERT TAYLOR COLLECTION
(Robert “Lee” Taylor)
“Beat Street” Jean Jacket
“Beat Street” Poster.
Learn about Robert “Lee” Taylor on his IMDb page.
UNDERGROUND OVERLORD: THE MIC BLES COLLECTION
“Sameway” by Mic Bles, Vinyl; 2020
“Immortal Auditory” by Mic Bles, Limited Edition signed 12” Vinyl; 2020
“AudiovOX” by Mic Bles, Limited Edition 12” Vinyl; 2017
“AudiovOX” by Mic Bles, Limited Edition CD; 2017
“The Legacy” by Mic Bles, CD; 2004
The Beatnuts 2018 Intoxicated Demons: 25th Anniversary World Tour Poster – Switzerland; signed by Juju, Physco Les, Mic Bles & Jeru the Damaja; 2018
The Beatnuts 2018 Intoxicated Demons: 25th Anniversary World Tour Poster – Madrid, Spain; 2018
Mic Bles – Paid Dues signed album release poster; 2011
Mic Bles – AudiovOX Limited Edition World Tour T-Shirt; 2018
One (1) Photograph still, On Stage at Bar 59, Lucerne, Switzerland, from AudiovOX 2018 World Tour
One (1) Photograph still, Live in Madrid, Spain, from AudiovOX 2018 World Tour (Ladieresis, Store of Creations)
One (1) Photograph still, Live in Lyon, France, from AudiovOX 2018 World Tour (Ninkasi, www.ninkasi.fr)
You can learn about Mic Bles and his music on his website, microphonebless.com, and purchase his music here: micbles.bandcamp.com.
Please follow Mic Bles on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, SoundCloud and YouTube.
DA PHUNKY DRUMMA COLLECTION
One (1) “Funky Drummer Vol. 1” vinyl record by Ralph Vargas & Carlos Bess signed by Ralph Vargas aka Da Phunky Drumma
Two (2) Drumsticks each signed by Ralph Vargas aka Da Phunky Drumma
Da Phunky Drumma Poster
One (1) Rogers Snare Drum used in the Funky Drummer Vols 1 & 2 sessions signed by Ralph Vargas aka Da Phunky Drumma
Learn more about Da Phunky Drumma’s donation here: How Da Phunky Drumma Made “Funky Drummer”
Please be sure to check out Da Phunky Drumma here: daphunkydrumma.com
THE MADINA DESIGN COLLECTION
Original Artwork by Mark Culmer: ‘LET ME RIDE’ A2 Print ft. SNOOP DOGG & DR DRE
Original Artwork by Mark Culmer: ‘GAME OF MICROPHONES’ A2 1st Edition Print
Original Artwork by Mark Culmer: ‘GOLDEN ERA HIP-HOP STAMPS’ A2 Print
Original Artwork by Mark Culmer: ‘JUICE CREW’ Limited Edition A3 Print
Learn more about Madina Design and purchase artwork here: madina.co.uk
THE SAINT JAMES CHURCH, FORDHAM COLLECTION
(Saint James Church, Fordham)
Two (2) turntables
One (1) Audio Technica AM300E Stereo DJ ATUS
One (1) pair of headphones
One (1) turntable DJ coffin/case
Learn more about the Saint James Church, Fordham, and its mission here: stjamesfordham.org
THE STEVE GATTO COLLECTION
Screen-Used Custom Low Rider Bicycle, hand signed by Snoop Dogg
Vital Toys Snoop Dogg Little Junior variant (12-inch action figure in the box)
Framed Snoop Dogg photo by Brett Haller
Framed Snoop Dogg photo with Low Rider Bicycle (black frame)
Framed Snoop Dogg photo with Low Rider Bicycle (gold frame)
Framed Snoop Dogg and Flavor Flav photo
Production-used Pimp Cup during MTV’s Doggy Fizzle Television
THE HARRY LAMAR ANDERSON, JR. COLLECTION
(Harry Lamar Anderson, Jr.)
Framed WORD UP!, Issue #1, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1987
WORD UP! Presents Rap Master, Issue #2, 1988
THE NASSER METCALFE MAGAZINE COLLECTION
A collection consisting of 162 The Source magazines from 1993 to 2009
A collection consisting of 150 VIBE magazines from 1995 to 2010
Learn about Nasser Metcalfe and his donation via his interview with UHHM: Alignment, Timing, Truth
THE OWNERS ILLUSTRATED COLLECTION
Owners Illustrated Magazine, Premier Issue, 2003
Owners Illustrated Magazine, Issue IV, 2005
Learn more about Owners Illustrated here: ownersillustrated.com
THE DAVID WEITZMAN COLLECTION
Static – My Tupac Shakur Story, written by Chopmaster J
THE VIKKI TOBACK COLLECTION
Contact High-A Visual History of Hip-Hop, by Vikki Tobak
Learn more about the Contact High Project here: contacthighproject.com
THE DEPTH OF FIELD COLLECTION
(Jason Turner | YSYM Films)
Framed photograph print of Spike Lee at the 30th Anniversary “Do The Right Thing” Celebration; photographer: Jason Turner; 2019; 30”x30”
Learn more about YSYM Films here: ysymfilms.com
THE RAP DE ACA; LA HISTORIA DEL RAP EN ARGENTINA COLLECTION
(Martin Alejandro Biaggini)
Signed copy of Rap De Aca; La Historia Del Rap en Argentina (Editorial Leviatan, 2020) by Martin A. Biaggini
Learn more about Martin’s book here: Rap de Acá: The History of Rap in Argentina
THE TAMIEKA LEE'S HIP HOP CD COLLECTION
Twenty-five (25) classic Hip Hop compact discs (CDs)
ART OF RECORDS, LLC
Fourteen (14) white CLRCASE® Vinyl Record Frames
Eight (8) grey CLRCASE® Vinyl Record Frames
Four (4) black CLRCASE® Vinyl Record Frames
The donation of the above items will be used to display vinyl records at the [R]Evolution of Hip Hop. CLRCASE® Vinyl Record Frames are the “world’s first display case designed for vinyl records.”
To learn more about CLRCASE® Vinyl Record Frames and purchase your own, visit the Art of Records website here: artofrecords.com
THE SIGNTOLOGIST COLLECTION
(Dan "The Signtologist" Ericson)
Mixed Media on Recycled Street Sign titled “Hardcore BoomBox,” 2013
Mixed Media on Repurposed Street Sign titled “My Radio (LL Cool J),” 2013
Learn about The Signtologist and his donation in his UHHM interview: Old & New, Past & Present: How Dan “The Signtologist” Ericson Reinvents and Repurposes
Be sure to check out The Signtologist here: thesigntologist.com
THE HIP HOP VIBES COLLECTION
(Antonio "ARM OF CASSO" Mcilwaine)
Original Artwork by ARM OF CASSO: “Rakim: Hip Hop is Still Living”; framed paper with acrylic embellishments: 24”X36”
Ten (10) digital files that are part of “KING 2PAC” created by Antonio “Arm Of Casso” McILwaine, June 6, 2022
Learn about ARM OF CASSO and his donation here: During War, He Makes Art: Painter Antonio Mcilwaine Creates, Curates, and Advocates
You can find more of ARM OF CASSO’s work on his website.
THE TARIKH COMMODORE COLLECTION
Original Artwork by Tarikh Commodore: “Lil Wayne Tattoos”; 27”x25”
Original Artwork by Tarikh Commodore: “LL Cool J”; 27”x25″
Original Artwork by Tarikh Commodore: “EYS – Handz”
Original Artwork by Tarikh Commodore: “Masta Killa”; 27”x25″
Original Artwork by Tarikh Commodore: “Raekwon”; 27”x24″
Original Artwork by Tarikh Commodore: “RZA”; 26”x28”
Original Artwork by Tarikh Commodore: “Ghostface Killah”; 27”x24”
Original Artwork by Tarikh Commodore: “U-God”; 27”x25””
Original Artwork by Tarikh Commodore: “ODB”; 27”x26″
Original Artwork by Tarikh Commodore: “GZA”; 28”x24”
Original Artwork by Tarikh Commodore: “Method Man”; 30”x27”
Learn more about Tarikh Commodore and his artwork in the UHHM feature about him: Bronx Born, Bronx Made: Art & Hip Hop
Check out HANDZ by Jaiya Chambers and read the anticipated story of Tarikh “Ty Handz” Commodore.
THE ORLEY FAMILY COLLECTION
“Kanye West” oil on canvas by Alex Melamid, 2005; 88″ x 56″
You can read about the painting in the New York Times: Prelates and Rappers Strike a Pose
THE ORRIN COLLECTION
One (1) yellow “BOSS” t-shirt
One (1) “Ghostbusters” bicycle jersey
One (1) red “JNCO” crown t-shirt
One (1) black “JNCO” script t-shirt
One (1) pair of “Girbaud” jeans
One (1) grey “Tommy Hilfiger Athletics” pullover hoodie sweatshirt
One (1) red “Hilfiger” zip up sweatshirt
One (1) blue PEPE JEANS (UK) zipper hoodie sweatshirt
One (1) black Baby Phat handbag
One (1) maroon Baby Phat handbag
One (1) blue with red/white stripes Phat Farm knit cap
One (1) navy blue AND 1, “Take My Card” t-shirt
One (1) black AND 1, “Since Way Back When” t-shirt
One (1) yellow/white 3M Tommy Hilfiger vest
One (1) maroon Ecko Unlimited hoodie
One (1) black G-Unit x Ecko Unlimited long sleeve t-shirt
One (1) NBA Street Vol. 2 Xbox videogame
One (1) “Soulja Boy, The Movie” DVD
One (1) XXL Magazine with DaBaby on the cover
Orrin is a collective conscious, cyborg, and artist.
You can follow Orrin on Instagram and listen to his music here: fanlink.to/orrin.
THE STANLEY L. JACKSON COLLECTION
(Stanley L. Jackson)
Original Artwork created by and signed by Stanley L. Jackson: “Hip Hop Mural (Back to the 80s)”; Gator Foam Cut Out: 36”x21”; created 2019.
You can read about his donation in Stanley’s UHHM interview: How It Began Continues to Inspire: Stanley L. Jackson’s Mural IS 80s Hip Hop
Learn about Stanley L. Jackson and his art here: gemini2face.com
THE ZACK O'MALLEY GREENBURG COLLECTION
(Zack O'Malley Greenburg)
3 Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z and Hip Hop’s Multibillion-Dollar Rise (Little, Brown, 2018), Hardcover Book signed by Zack O’Malley Greenburg & Fab 5 Freddy
“Thumb Drive” containing the Microsoft Word document of the original outline for 3 Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z and Hip Hop’s Multibillion-Dollar Rise (Little, Brown, 2018) signed by Zack O’Malley Greenburg
Digital copy of the Microsoft Word document outline for 3 Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z and Hip Hop’s Multibillion-Dollar Rise (Little, Brown, 2018)
Empire State of Mind, Billionaire Edition (Portfolio, An Imprint of Penguin Books; Billionaire Edition, 2021), Book signed by Zack O’Malley Greenburg
Learn more about Zack O’Malley Greenburg in his interview with UHHM (Access is the Commodity: Zack O’Malley Greenburg Personifies Insight & Generosity in Journalism, Arts, and Life), see what he’s up to, and read his writing on zogreenburg.com and on Substack.
THE JASON LOVE COLLECTION
Six (6) Books
Ten (10) Magazines
Two (2) VHS Tapes
Thirty Four (34) CDs
Def Jam Rapstar Wii Game – Unopened
Snoop Dogg Doggy Biscuitz/Pony Stand
NYC Breakers Fold Out Poster
Rap Coalition One Sheet & Hip Hop Cultural Expression Bios Sheet
Seventy Seven (77) Marvel “Hip Hop Variant Covers” Comic Books
Pair of Black & White Fat Laces
THE AKKITTA WELLINGTON COPELIN COLLECTION
(Akkitta Wellington Copelin)
Twenty (20) books
Twenty (20) t-shirts
CDs, flyers, pictures, photographs, posters, various magazines, event invitations, ticket stubs and wall hanging
THE DOMINIQUE CARSON COLLECTION
(Dominique M. Carson)
Framed piece of artwork titled “Hip Hop Heaven” by Kolongi Brathwaite
Framed piece of artwork titled “Hip Hop Culture” by Kolongi Brathwaite
THE TOM D COLLECTION
(Tamas "Tom D" Dravai)
Hip Hop – A Kezdetek, 4th Edition, by Tamas Dravai
Framed memorial postage stamp sheet depicting DJ Zefil/Szobics Ferenc, 1976-2018; 2020
Two (2) mp4 Digital Files featuring DJ Gyoremix & Gyuri Szabo
Learn about Tom D and the Hungarian Hip Hop Community he started here: rapegylet.com
Tom D is also working with the Hungarian Hip Hop Archives and will be working with the UHHM to share this important Hip Hop History. Check it out here: hiphopmuzeum.com
THE PASH COLLECTION
(Matt "Pash" Pashkow)
Def Jam Music Group Inc. 10th Year Anniversary four (4) CD box set, 1995
THE GLENFORD GREEN COLLECTION
New York City Breakers, Back in the Days Collector’s Edition DVD
Body Rock, Dance ‘til you Drop DVD
“The Freshest Kids, a history of the b-boy,” VHS tape
“Michael Holman’s Hip-Hop Old School, Volume II,” VHS tape
“Michael Holman’s Graffiti Rock!,” VHS tape
“Wildstyle with Wil Power, Learn to Breakdance,” VHS tape
Hip-Hop Connection, LL Cool J – Check Dis magazine
One (1) pair of burgundy Lee jeans with black patchwork
One (1) gray “Rene De France” Adidas tracksuit top with Mercedes logo
THE UP NORTH TRIPS COLLECTION
First edition copy of No Sleep by Stretch Armstrong & Evan Auerbach (Power House Books, 2016)
THE MR THROWBACK THURSDAY COLLECTION
One (1) photograph of Smooth B on the mic with two (2) others
One (1) photograph of Smooth B on the mic with one (1) other
One (1) photograph of Jeru The Damaja with one (1) other
One (1) photograph of Guru & DJ Premier in a hotel room
One (1) photograph of Biz Markie in a cereal aisle
One (1) Car Wash Production DMC 1990 N E DJ Mixing Championships poster
One (1) Spring Jam 87 poster starring Kool Moe D
One (1) The Greatest Show On Earth poster starring LL Cool J
One (1) Back to School Super Fresh Fest 1984 poster starring Dougie Fresh
One (1) 5/1/99 & 5/2/99 Performing Live… flyer featuring Biz Markie, Rasco, et al
One (1) Virgin 69 & Upper Playground present…The Diabolical DJ Biz flyer, 5/2/99
Heavy D and the Boyz Press Photo & Bio
ICE-T Press Photo & Bio
Kid ‘N Play Press Photo & New York News Day Cover
MC Lyte & DJ K-Rock Press Photo & Bio
Too $hort Press Photo & Bio
Sir Mix-A-Lot folding Bio
Public Enemy Invitation for “Fear of a Black Planet” Listening Party
Public Enemy Press Photo
We’re All In The Same Gang poster card
Learn more about Mr. Throwback Thursday and make sure to listen to the podcast every Thursday here: mrthrowbackthursday.com
THE LISA G. HIP HOP COLLECTION
One (1) 5 x 6 foot original framed subway poster of The Hot 97 Morning Show (1995).
One (1) men’s XL original Funkmaster Flex leather coat made exclusively for the Hot 97 Air Staff (1995).
Two (2) “Hot 97” Black Baseball Cap (black and white) and two (2) black “Hot 97” headbands. Made exclusively for the Hot 97 air staff in the late 1990s.
One (1) size large “Hot 97” black, light weight quilted baseball jacket made exclusively for Hot 97 staff when Hot 97 flipped format and became New York City’s first hip-hop radio station. (1993).
One (1) size XXXL “Boot Camp” nylon windbreaker. From the hip hop group, Boot Camp Clik of Brooklyn, NY. Their record label, Duck Down Records, made the jackets exclusively for the on-air staff at Hot 97 back in the ‘90s.
One (1) size medium “Power 105 FM” Official On-Air Staff Jacket made by Mecca exclusively for the launch of Power 105 as a Hip Hop radio station. (2002)
One (1) Hip-Hop Teddy Bear made exclusively for the Hot 97 Morning Show by Vermont Teddy Bears (1995).
One (1) DMX Platinum Record for “It’s Dark And Hell Is Hot” awarded to Lisa G. (1998).
One (1) autographed Press/Publicity photo of THE O’JAYS.
One (1) autographed Press/Publicity photo of George Clinton.
One (1) Press/Publicity photo of Ed Lover/Doctor Dre/Lisa G.
One (1) autographed Press/Publicity photo of Boy II Men.
One (1) autographed Press/Publicity photo of Barry White.
One (1) autographed Press/Publicity photo of 50 Cent.
One (1) autographed Mariah Carey “the one” CD cover.
One (1) autographed Wyclef Jean “Masquerade” CD cover.
One (1) autographed The Jacksons “2300 Jackson St” CD; autograph by Jermaine Jackson.
One (1) autographed Nuyorican Soul CD; autograph by George Benson.
One (1) autographed Heavy D “Waterbed Hev” CD.
One (1) 2003 Power 105.1 Calendar.
One (1) XXL magazine cover, November 2002, No. 42, autographed by LL Cool J.
One (1) XXL magazine cover, December 2002, No.43, autographed by Jay-Z.
One (1) XXL magazine cover, March 2003, No. 45, autographed by 50 Cent.
One (1) HONEY magazine cover, April 2003, Vol. 4, Issue 3, autographed by Lil’ Kim.
Learn more about Lisa G. and her contributions to Hip Hop culture here: lisag.com
THE WAHIDA CLARK STREET LIT COLLECTION
“Every Thug Needs A Lady, Raw & Uncut,” by Wahida Clark, 1st Edition, Black Print Publishing, 2003.
April 4, 2004 Letter from Wahida Clark to publisher detailing some of the plot points to “Every Thug Needs A Lady.”
“Thugs and the Women Who Love Them,” by Wahida Clark, 1st Edition, 2003.
Kensington Publishing Corp. Agreement, dated March 14, 2005.
“Thug Matrimony” by Wahida Clark, Dafina, 2007.
“Thugs and the Womem Who Love Them” by Wahida Clark, Kensington, Reprint Edition, 2005.
“Justify My Thug” by Wahida Clark, Cash Money Content, 2011.
“Honor Thy Thug” by Wahida Clark, Cash Money Content, Original Edition, 2013.
“Thug Luvin’” by Wahida Clark, Grand Central Publishing, 2009.
“Thugs Seven” by Wahida Clark, Wahida Clark Presents Publishing, LLC, 2019.
Publishing Agreement between Cash Money Content, LLC and Wahida Clark, December 13, 2011.
“Black Expressions” April 2007 Book Club Catalogue featuring Wahida Clark’s Thugs and The Women Who Love Them, Every Thug Needs a Lady, and Thug Matrimony.
Black Print Publishing Inc. Statement of Account detailing Orders and Sales of “Every Thug Needs A Lady” 1st Print Run; March 17, 2004.
Photocopy of November 2, 2004 email from Martha Stewart’s personal assistant regarding Stewart and Clark’s meeting in Alderson, West Virginia Federal Prison Camp.
Memorandum of Agreement between Cash Money Content and Wahida Clark regarding her sixth and seventh installments of the Thugs series.
Learn more about Wahida Clark and all of the books she authored here: wclarkpublishing.com
You can also join Wahida Clark and Grandmaster CAZ in the #PASSTHEEMIC Challenge to celebrate their new book here: #PASSTHEEMIC
THE JANETTE BECKMAN PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION
KURTIS BLOW, Album cover, New York City 1986, 23 x 23” print mounted on foam core.
MELE MEL, Album cover shoot, New York City 1988, 23 x 23” print mounted on foam core.
ERIC B & RAKIM, New York City 1987, 23 x 23” print mounted on foam core.
BDP_ KRS1 & SCOTT LA ROCK, New York City 1987, 23 x 23” print mounted on foam core.
DADDY O, Brooklyn 1990, 16 x 24” print mounted on foam core.
FAB FIVE FREDDY AND RAMMELLZEE, London 1982, 15 x 19” print mounted on foam core.
LOVEBUG STARSKI, New York City 1986, 24 X 16” print mounted on foam core.
ROXANNE SHANTE, New York City1987,18 X 24: print mounted on foam core.
SALT-N-PEPA, New York City 1987, 30 X 30” print mounted on foam core.
RUN DMC & POSSE, Hollis Queens, 1984, 30 X 30” print mounted on foam core.
WOMEN RAPPERS, New York City 1988, 30 X 30” print mounted on foam core.
TRIBE CALLED QUEST, New York City 1990, 30 X 30” print mounted on foam core.
GRAND MIXER DST, London 1982, 15.5 X 23.5” print mounted on foam core.
Learn more about Janette Beckman and her amazing contributions to Hip Hop culture here: janettebeckman.com
THE GOLDEN ERA COLLECTION
“My Hat Is Like A Shark’s Fin,” watercolors, ink pen, acylics on draft paper, 72 x 72 inch, by Eric Chambers; 2021.
“Black Steel In The Hour of Chaos,” oil pastel, construction paper on canvas, 24 x 48 inch, by Eric Chambers; 2021.
“A Word From Our Sponsor,” construction paper, oil pastel, acrylics on canvas, 48 x 60 inch, by Eric Chambers; 2021.
“Charon Traveling Down The Bronx River Styx,” construction paper, oil pastel on canvas, 48 x 36 inch, by Eric Chambers; 2021.
“Critical Beatdown (Ultramagnetic MCs),” construction paper, oil pastel on canvas, 20 x 16 inch, by Eric Chambers; 2021.
“Long Live the Kane (Big Daddy Kane),” construction paper, oil pastel on canvas, 20 x 16 inch, by Eric Chambers; 2021.
“One For All (Brand Nubian)” construction paper, oil pastel on canvas, 20 x 16 inch, by Eric Chambers; 2021
THE LUIS URIONDO COLLECTION
Gray Disney “Hip Hop, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, South Bronx” graphic t-shirt depicting Donald Duck, Goofy and Mickey Mouse dressed in Hip Hop inspired fashion; size small.
Grandmaster Flash ReAction Figure; Super7 3.75” articulated figure.
Every donor is a pioneer, and we’re spotlighting some of these generous people. Learn more about Luis Uriondo here.
THE db COLLECTION
(David L. Bushelle)
Delicious Vinyl promotion “Funky Cold Medina” bottle from Tone Loc’s 1989 single.
GIFT FROM CHARLIE AHEARN'S PERSONAL COLLECTION
Ahearn’s original 16mm print of the Wild Style movie housed in its two (2) original cases.
To learn more about the legendary Charlie Ahearn, make sure to check out charlieahearn.com and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
THE HIP HOP FLOWERS VOL. I by ~.THE.DoT. COLLECTION
(Dorothy M. Wilson)
“Sylvia Robinson” : Acrylics, Sequins, Glass, Enamel, Swarovski Crystals, Metal, Lace on 24 inch round wood by ~.DoT.; 2023.
“Cindy Campbell”: Acrylics, Sequins, Glass, Enamel, Swarovski Crystals, Metal, African Wax Cloth, Paper on 24 inch round wood by ~.DoT.; 2023.
“Roxanne Shante”: Acrylics, Sequins, Glass, Enamel, Swarovski Crystals, Metal, Leather, 24K Gold Leaf on 24 inch round wood by ~.DoT.; 2023.
“MC SHA ROCK”: Acrylics, Sequins, Glass, Enamel, Swarovski Crystals, Metal, Leather on 24 inch round wood by ~.DoT.; 2023.
“Sparky Dee”: Acrylics, Sequins, Glass, Enamel, Swarovski Crystals, Leather on 24 inch round wood by ~.DoT.; 2023.
• “Lady Pink”: Acrylics, Sequins, Glass, Enamel, Swarovski Crystals, Metal, Felt, Paper on 24 inch round wood by ~.DoT.; 2023.
Learn about the ~THE.DoT. at beatincmedia.com and follow her on Instagram and Twitter.
THE FIELDS OF ART CLASSIC HIP HOP COLLECTION
“The Teacha/KRS-ONE” by Michael Fields; 76.2cm×101.6cm Acrylic painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas (2023)
Learn about the Michael Fields at fieldsofart.art and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
THE RISKIE FOREVER COLLECTION
Unauthorized Death Row Records Coloring Book; Riskie Forever (2017)
Tupac: The Coloring Book; Riskie Forever (2019)
Art Is My Life: The Streets, Tupac, Death Row Records and Now; Riskie Forever (2016)
Makaveli, The 7th Day Theory replica, 24 x36 canvas print.
THE WE•RE•DOE COLLECTION
“Planet Rock,” 16 x 20 acrylic on canvas by WE•RE•DOE; 2022
THE TAARON SILVERSTEIN COLLECTION
“Trugoy The Dove,” fine art digital image by Taaron Silverstein, 2023
Twenty-One (21) Ticket Stubs from between 2000 – 2011
Nineteen (19) Flyers
Nine (9) Posters
One (1) Postcard
Twenty-One (21) Magazines
Four (4) DVDs
One hundred & twenty-six (126) CDs
You can follow Taaron on Instagram.
THE JP DEATHROW RECORDS COLLECTION
(John "JP" Payne)
The original Deathrow Records / GF Entertainment Fireman jacket; designed by Jonathon Logan, 1992.
THE PAST LANDMARKS COLLECTION
“Slick,” fine art digital image by Joseph Dougherty, 2022.
“KRS,” fine art digital image by Joseph Dougherty, 2022.
“KRS Pt. 2,” fine art digital image by Joseph Dougherty, 2022.
“Biz,” fine art digital image by Joseph Dougherty, 2022.
“Biz Pt. 2,” fine art digital image by Joseph Dougherty, 2022.
THE OLD SKOOL NEW YORK RADIO RECORDINGS COLLECTION
“D.J. Red Alert, KISS FM Radio Vol. II, Mastermixes Part I” cassette.
“Kool D.J. Red Alert, KISS FM Radio, Mastermixes – Disco, from Mellow – Moving” cassette.
“Kool D.J. Red Alert, KISS FM Radio Vol. 5, Mastermixes” cassette.
“Bobby Garcia Rap Music Show, WKCR (89.9) – July 26, 1991” cassette.
THE JCASH/CASH179th COLLECTION
(Jeffrey "JCASH" Thigpen)
“Cash: The Source of Hip Hop’s Beginnings” book by JCASH THIGPEN.“The 9 Creative Elements of Hip Hop’s Birth” book by JCASH THIGPEN.
“Hip Hop Culture School” postcard
“The Hip Hop Birth Chart” poster
“Cash Trooper” T-Shirt
The original book cover photo
Jeffrey, JCASH/CASH179th, THIIGPEN A FOUNDING FATHER B-BOY 1971-79 paper.
Learn about JCASH’s contribution to Hip Hop culture and follow him on Twitter, Instagram & hhcs.teachable.com.
THE STREET VIBES VIDEO MIX COLLECTION
(G.Wiz - St. Louis)
Street Vibes Video Mix tape vol. 1, VHS tape, 1996.
Street Vibes Video Mix tape vol. 2, VHS tape, 1997.
Atlantic Records Video Mix, VHS tape 1998.
THE SHIRT KING PHADE COLLECTION
(Shirt King Phade)
Nine (9) digital files of photographs from the collection of Shirt King Phade.
Learn about Shirt King Phade and his Hip Hop history on his website, shirtkingphade.com.
THE B-BOY DOCUMENT COLLECTION
(Andy Cummings & Rober Adam Mayer)
Eighty-six (86) digital files of pictures and covers of and from BBoy Document magazine.
Subscribe and learn about how B-Boy Document magazine is preserving Hip Hop history on their website, bboydocument.com.
Please follow B-Boy Document on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
THE DARLENE LEWIS COLLECTION
“Hip-Hop Before The Bling!” paperback book by Darlene Lewis, published September 29, 2011.
Learn about Darlene Lewis and how to get her books here: lulu.com/darlenelewis.
Please also follow Darlene on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
THE IMPOSSIBLEODDS' GENTLEMAN HIP HOP COLLECTION
(Andy Jonathan Blanc)
THE PIOTR SIKORA PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION
Seventeen (17) digital files of various Hip Hop artists; Piotr Sikora photographer
Learn about Piotr Sikora and his contributions to Hip Hop on his website, piotrsikora.com.
THE GF ANON COLLECTION
(Keith Willis II)
Signed “Canvas Of A Radiant Child” CD by GF Anon, Limited Edition, 2020.
Signed “Inshallah XXVII: Finding Self” CD by GF Anon, Limited Edition, 2021.
“Canvas Of A Radiant Child” Limited Edition (autographed) wall print, 22 x 22.
You can learn about GF Anon and his music on his website, gfanon.com, and purchase his music here: gfanon.bandcamp.com
Please follow GF Anon on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, SoundCloud and YouTube.
THE WAX POETICS COLLECTION
Nine (9) issues of Wax Poetics, Volume 1: Issues 5, 17, 26, 27, 51, 51 Alt., 54, 64 and 65.
One hundred and forty-four (144) digital images of Wax Poetics front and back covers, issues 1-68.
Learn more about the music collectors’ platform at waxpoetics.com.
THE DailyRapFacts (2020-2021) COLLECTION
DailyRapFacts Rap Dictionary, W 5.5” x L 8.5”x D 0.78,” edited by Israel Odumakin.
DailyRapFacts 100 Hip Hop Facts (1973-2000) hardcover book, 10”W x 13”L.
One (1) DailyRapFacts black RHYMEBOOK, W5.7” x L8.25.”
One (1) DailyRapFacts red RHYMEBOOK, W5.7” x L8.25.”
DailyRapFacts Rap Trivia Game (set of 200 cards).
DailyRapFacts Rap Scores, A Rap/Hip-Hop Gradebook, W4.9” x L6.9.”
Every donor is a pioneer, and we’re spotlighting some of these generous people. Learn more about Ope Odumakin here.
You can get news, facts, lists, and merchandise at dailyrapfacts.com.
THE NOMAD CARLOS COLLECTION
Signed “Element Of Surprize” vinyl by Nomad Carlos, 2021.
“The Psyche” EP CD by Nomad Carlos X The Artivist, 2020.
Every donor is a pioneer, and we’re spotlighting some of these generous people. Learn more about Nomad Carlos here.
Additionally, you can learn about Nomad Carlos and his music on his website, nomadcarlos.com, and purchase his music here: nomadcarlos.bandcamp.com
Follow Nomad Carlos on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, SoundCloud and YouTube.
THE HELEN L. COLLEN PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION
(Helen Collen Photography, LLC)
Photograph of Big Daddy Kane on 30” x 30” black and white fine art print on giclee; photo taken at the Restoration Rocks! Festival, Brooklyn, New York, Saturday, October 12, 2013; photographer: Helen L. Collen.
Photograph of Rapsody on 11” x 16” color fine art print on giclee archival; photo taken at the Rock! Like A Girl!/Black Girls Rock! Kennedy Center/Washington, DC, Thursday, April 5, 2014; photographer: Helen L. Collen.
Photograph of Miri Ben-Ari on 11” x 16” color fine art print on giclee archival; photo taken at the Rock! Like A Girl!/Black Girls Rock! Kennedy Center/Washington, DC, Thursday, April 5, 2014; photographer: Helen L. Collen.
Photograph of Jean Grae on 11” x 16” color fine art, photo and graphic combined, print on giclee archival; photo taken at the Rock! Like A Girl!/Black Girls Rock! Kennedy Center/Washington, DC, Thursday, April 5, 2014; photographer: Helen L. Collen.
Photograph of MC Lyte on 11” x 16” color fine art print on giclee archival; photo taken at the Rock! Like A Girl!/Black Girls Rock! Kennedy Center/Washington, DC, Thursday, April 5, 2014; photographer: Helen L. Collen.
Photograph of Lauryn Hill 1 on 11” x 16” color fine art print on giclee archival; photo taken at the Rock! Like A Girl!/Black Girls Rock! Kennedy Center/Washington, DC, Thursday, April 5, 2014; photographer: Helen L. Collen.
Photograph of Lauryn Hill 2 on 11” x 16” color fine art print on giclee archival; photo taken at the Rock! Like A Girl!/Black Girls Rock! Kennedy Center/Washington, DC, Thursday, April 5, 2014; photographer: Helen L. Collen.
Photograph of Lauryn Hill 3 on 11” x 16” color fine art print on giclee archival; photo taken at the Rock! Like A Girl!/Black Girls Rock! Kennedy Center/Washington, DC, Thursday, April 5, 2014; photographer: Helen L. Collen.
Learn about Helen L. Collen and her work on Instagram and her website.
THE MR. WAVE COLLECTION
(Tony "Mr. Wave" Wesley)
“Breaking Moves By The New York City Breakers” Poster
“Breakdance, The Best Music for Breaking” Vinyl LP, 1984.
Learn about Mr. Wave and his contributions to Hip Hop here: mrwavedance.com
THE MARK GREEN COLLECTION
Photograph by Mark Green of Kurtis Blow, 1980
The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash, My Life, My Beats by David Ritz and Grandmaster Flash, 2008 hardcover copy
Numark Studio Audio Master, Stereo Pre-Amp Control Center DM-1550
One (1) red Grand Master Flash “GMF” hat
One (1) “Above the Rim” movie poster, 40’x 27’
One (1) “True Pioneers of Black History” Bud Light framed poster, 34’x 26’
“Hot Rap Singles” Plaque “Presented to Mark Green – Sincere thanks for your support in helping make UMC’s ‘Blue Chees’ a #1 Success” from EMI
THE LESVIA CASTRO COLLECTION
Def Jam 30 Recordings Box Set with Six (6) vinyl records
THE RICHARD VAUGHN COLLECTION
Twelve (12) issues of Hip Hop Connection magazine from 1989 to 2001 (Issues Nos. 9, 14, 27, 28, 30, 34, 36, 43, 45, 75, 144, 151)
“Steady Mobbin’” vinyl by Ice Cube
“Live Like The Other Half Do” vinyl by London Posse
Follow Richard on Twitter.
Read about Richard and his donation here: MERTHYR’S PLACE IN NEW YORK’S HIP HOP HISTORY.
THE NOH8TIN COLLECTION
C-Murder (Oakland, CA; 1994), 8″ x 10″ high quality glossy black & white photo print; photographer: Noah Haytin
E-40 Studio Shot (1992), 8″ x 10″ high quality glossy color photo print; photographer: Noah Haytin
The Real Untouchables “Tell Them What’s Going On” Cover Shoot; (Richmond, CA; 1992), 8″ x 10″ high quality glossy color photo print; photographer: Noah Haytin.
“Luniz” 24” x 18” full color logo poster; 2021
Learn more about NOH8TIN and his work on his website, Instagram, and Discogs.
THE SOHO HOUSE COLLECTION
(Soho House & Co.)
Five (5) Installations used at a Soho House x UHHM event including Paul’s Boutique, Listening Station Map Wall, Subway Cart/Street Art, Disco Fever & Park Jam
“Hip Hop Takes Over America” mural by Danielle Mastrion
Oversized Aerosol Spray Cans with art by Danielle Mastrion
Learn more about The Soho House here: sohohouse.com
THE RAH DELUXE COLLECTION
Personalized “Rah,” “Grandmaster Caz Entertainment” Black Leather Vest that was worn in the “Rah Deluxe – Monster Jam” video released in 2016
Learn more about Rah Deluxe and his donation in his interview with UHHM: From Baltimore to the Bronx to Everywhere: Savior of Hip Hop Donates to UHHM
Watch the Monster Jam video on YouTube.
THE PULL YOUR CARD COLLECTION
(Harold V. Lee)
Two (2) decks of Pull Your Card Music Trivia Hip Hop Edition
Learn about the Pull Your Card Hip Hop Trivia game here: pullyourcardtrivia.com
If you buy a deck using the code UHHM, you will get 10% off, and a donation of $1.50 will be made to the Universal Hip Hop Museum.
THE MICHAEL SOMMA, JR. COLLECTION
(Michael Somma, Jr.)
The Source Magazine, June 1998 Cover
Eight (8) various Hip Hop Stickers
Flyer – Lyricist Lounge Show, June 21, 2001
THE TAYLOR GOLONKA COLLECTION
Framed “BOOGALOO SHRIMP” – Documentary 36” x 48” poster with DVD and DVD cover enclosed, signed by Michael Chambers & Taylor Golonka
Black Boogaloo Shrimp Word Art T-Shirt
Yellow Boogaloo Shrimp Doc Logo Black Shadow T-Shirt
One (1) “BOOGALOO SHRIMP – Documentary” DVD
Learn about Taylor Golonka, Michael Chambers, and the Boogaloo Shrimp Documentary here: boogalooshrimpdocumentary.com
Learn about Taylor Golonka and his donation here: Documenting Hip Hop History: From the Broom to the Ceiling, Taylor Golonka Documents Michael Chambers’s Contributions to the Culture
DA GREAT DEITY DAH COLLECTION
THE JOHN AMBROSE COLLECTION
The Gospel Of Hip Hop, by KRS One, signed by Kool Herc & KRS One
THE JOVAN LANDRY COLLECTION
Two signed (2) copies of Jovan Landry’s “Synergy” CD
“Synergy is the first all women produced, performed and engineered Hip Hop album.” – Jovan Landry.
Learn more about Jovan Landry and “Synergy” here: jovanlandry.com
THE B.A. IRVIN COLLECTION
(Brian Allen Irvin)
Signed Original Artwork by Brian Irvin: “Ermias the Great”; hand torn direct UV print on Arches Paper 36/36: 8”x10”
Learn about Brian, his art, and his donation his interview with UHHM: Being You is Revolutionary: Brian Allen Irvin, Nipsey Hussle, and Dedication.
See more of Brian’s work on his website and on Behance.
THE THOMAS LAU COLLECTION
Nine (9) various 12″ vinyl records
One (1) grey WBLS T-Shirt
One (1) Sony AM/FM Stereo Cassette Boombox CFS W301
Seventeen (17) Photo Slides of Thomas Lau photographs
Eight (8) boxes of various magazines and cassettes
Twenty-One (21) DVDs of BET Award Show Footage & FUSE programming
THE TODD SMITH COLLECTION BY RICH BERRIOS
Todd Smith “The ‘L’ Jean” jeans prototype; 2007/8
Todd Smith Semper Fi Cross Jeans prototype; 2007/8
Todd Smith Urban Militant Hoodie prototype; 2007/8
Todd Smith Iconic Hoodie; 2007/8
Todd Smith Catalogue / “Line Sheet”; 2007/8
Every donor is a pioneer, and we’re spotlighting some of these generous people. Learn more about Rich Berrios here.
THE BORBAY COLLECTION
(Jason "BORBAY" Borbet)
Original Artwork by Borbay: “Diddy”; Acrylic & Collage Canvas: 30″x30″x1.5″
Original Artwork by Borbay: “Eminem”; Acrylic & Collage Canvas: 30″x30″x1.5″
Learn about the artist and his original artwork in THE BORBAY COLLECTION in the UHHM feature: Layers of Hip Hop: Fine Artist, Borbay, Donates Two of His Collage-Style Pieces to the UHHM
Be sure to learn more about BORBAY here: borbay.com
THE LIFE IS ЯAW COLLECTION
(Sulaiman Jenkins & Mutah Beale)
A signed copy of the Life is ЯAW: The Story of a Reformed Outlaw (Dio Press Inc, New York, 2021).
Learn about Sulaiman Jenkins, Mutah “Napoleon” Beale, and Life is ЯAW in their interview with UHHM: Still Raw, Still Remarkable: Mutah Beale and Sulaiman Jenkins are Hip Hop, Whether or Not They Still Listen to Beats.
Buy their book here: diopress.com/life-is-raw
THE MASA THE THUNDER WOLF COLLECTION
THE MYSTERME & DJ 20/20 (SOUTH BRONX) COLLECTION
(Lamar Dexter Gardner)
A Brick Out Of Place, by Lamar Dexter Gardner
Mysterme & DJ 20/20 Press Photo
Mysterme & DJ 20/20, “Let Me Explain” Press Biography
“Let Me Explain” vinyl by Mysterme & DJ 20/20
Mysterme & DJ 20/20 Promo Sticker
DJ 20/20 Bio Press Photo Nos. 1-6, Signed
“Around Da Hoodz in 80 Dayz” presented by DJ 20/20 CD
“Playtime’s Over” 12” Single vinyl by Mysterme & DJ 20/20
“Unsolved Mysterme” 12” Single vinyl by Mysterme & DJ 20/20
Check out the discography of Mysterme & DJ 20/20 here: discogs.com.
Be sure to check out and follow DJ 20/20 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SoundCloud, & YouTube.
THE SABOTEUR MEDIA COLLECTION
(Saboteur Media LLC)
“Rock Rubber 45s” DVD
“Rock Rubber 45s” Logo T-Shirt
“Rock Rubber 45s” New Era Hat
“Rock Rubber 45s” Socks
“Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives” New Era Hat
“Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives” T-Shirts (2x)
Learn about Saboteur Media and its projects here: saboteurmedia.com
Be sure to learn more about Bobbito Garcia here: koolboblove.com
THE HIP HOP BACK IN THE DAY COLLECTION
(Darren "Drez" Desscan)
Two (2) full length CDs signed by Jeru The Damaja
Seventy-two (72) CD Singles
Learn more about Hip Hop Back In The Day here: hhbitd.com
THE VERA EDWARDS COLLECTION
THE TIM GUIHEEN COLLECTION
(Timothy "Gravity" Guiheen)
One (1) GLI PMX 9000 Preamplifier/Mixer
Learn about Gravity’s story here: My Journey So Far: Gravity Of MathCorp
THE CHUCK D COLLECTION, PROVIDED BY GALLERY 30 SOUTH
(Gallery 30 South)
Original Artwork by Chuck D: “Shirley Gets Us Ready”; Watercolor, ink: 24×18 in.
Original Artwork by Chuck D: “Prophets of Rage: France July 2017”; Watercolor, ink: 24×18 in.
Original Artwork by Chuck D: “Backed by the God of Hard Drums, Bard Wilke”: Watercolor, ink: 24×18 in.
Learn about Gallery 30 South, Pasadena, California here: gallery30south.com
THE NUBIAN ARCHIVES & COLLECTIBLES COLLECTION
Tupac Vibe Memorial Poster
Tupac Makaveli Poster
Original 1580 KDAY Tank Top
Yo! MTV Raps DVD Box Set 1988-1995
Run DMC Tougher Than Leather Concert Program
Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey, by Jordan Summers (Editor)
THE ROCKPOP PRODUCTIONS / ALBUMCOVERHALLOFFAME.COM COLLECTION
Big Daddy Kane “Black Caesar” photo print (cover of Long Live The Kane album) by George DuBose. 12″ w x 17.75″ h, one of an edition of 250 signed by George DuBose
Biz Markie “Goin’ Off” photo print (cover of Goin’ Off album) by George DuBose. 12″ w x 17.75″ h, one of an edition of 250 signed by George DuBose
A. Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force photo print (publicity photo for their debut album) by George DuBose. 12″ w x 17.75″ h, one of an edition of 250 signed by George DuBose
Biggie Smalls & DJ 50 Grand photo print (1991 magazine photo) by George DuBose. 12″ w x 17.75″ h, one of an edition of 250 signed by George DuBose
Learn about the Album Cover Hall of Fame here: Album Cover Hall of Fame
THE APPLEBUM MANAGEMENT COLLECTION
“I F*CKING HATE RAPPERS” Pack FM T-shirt
“Produced by DJ Premier” Year Round Records T-shirt
THE LANCE SCOTT WALKER COLLECTION
(Lance Scott Walker)
Houston Rap (Hardcover Book with Slipcase), signed by authors Lance Scott Walker & Peter Beste
Learn about Lance Scott Walker and his projects here: lancescottwalker.com
THE MATLOFF FAMILY COLLECTION
Sanyo C35 AM/FM Stereo Radio Double Cassette Tape Recorder
THE 50 KEYS TO SUCCESS COLLECTION
(Margaret Lee & Margarite Camaj)
Signed copy of 50 Keys To Success In The Music Business From Two Entertainment Attorneys (published in 2021)
THE ORIGINAL STREET POETS VINTAGE ANTIQUITIES (1993-1995) COLLECTION
(Casey "Brick Casey" Staton)
“Skinz/Everyday Life” 12” Vinyl by Street Poets; DBK Records Inc.; 1995.
“Street Poets” Cassette by Street Poets; DBK Records Inc.; 1995.
“R.I.P./Make The Paper” 12” Vinyl by Polecat; Ruckus Records; 1996.
Learn about and listen to Brick Casey’s music on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud, Youtube & Spotify.
THE KRON COLLECTION
“Shut and Rap! Tour” June 15, Ash Street Poster; 11” x 17”
“The Was Here Tour” December 9, The Meow Meow Poster; 11” x 17”
“Project Blowed 10th Anniversary” May 11, Berbatis Pan Poster; 11” x 17”
THE LEGEND OF THE CIPHER COLLECTION
(Legend of the Cipher, LLC)
GOLD Core Deck of “The Game of Hip Hop”
PLATINUM Core Deck of “The Game of Hip Hop”
OLD SCHOOL Hip Hop Flash Trivia Deck, Volume One Deck
GOLDEN ERA Hip Hop Flash Trivia Deck, Volume One Deck
PLATINUM ERA Hip Hop Flash Trivia Deck, Volume One Deck
Learn about Legend of the Cipher and their card games here: legendofthecipher.com
THE STIMMY STASH COLLECTION
(Infinite And Only Creations, LLC)
One (1) Stimmy Stash™ piggy bank
One (1) Stimmy Stash™ collectible coin
Learn more about Hip Hop’s piggy bank here: stimmystash.com
Use code UHHM for 10% off your purchases at stimmystash.com
THE CONFUSE ART / mADurgency COLLECTION
“Shimmy Shimmy Ya” Acrylic Print, 60 x 45 cm (23.6 x 17.7 inch), by Christian “Confuse Art” Cordes; 2020. Digital Portrait painted based off Al Pereira’s photograph on the set of 1995’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” video.
Learn more about Confuse Art and check out his art on Instagram, Twitter & confuseart.de
THE BERNARD BECKFORD COLLECTION
“Who We Be,” Oil x Pen x Ink, paper paste on Masonite board, 18” x 30” inch, by Bernard Beckford; April 2013.
Learn more about Bernard Beckford and check out his art on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin & bernstration.com.
THE PABLO ARACENA PERSONAL COLLECTION
“American Vanitas,” Limited Edition framed Fine Art Print; Archival Pigment Print on 300gsm Natural Entrada Fine Art paper; 22” x 32”; printed in Montréal (Canada); November 2020.
Learn more about Pablo Aracena and check out his art on Instagram.
THE HARRY ALLEN, HIP-HOP ACTIVIST & MEDIA ASSASSIN COLLECTION
One (1) box of Hip Hop Archival Publicity Prints
One (1) box of Hip Hop VHS Cases
Twelve (12) boxes of Hip Hop Ephemera
Four (4) boxes of Hip Hop ¾” tapes
Five (5) boxes of Hip Hop VHS tapes
One (1) box of Hip Hop music audiocassettes
One (1) box of Hip Hop music audiocassettes + other genres
Sixteen (16) boxes of Hip Hop magazines
Learn more about Harry Allen here: harryallen.info
THE J.O.D COLLECTION
“Beats By Design: An Illustrated Inventory of the Most Important Hip Hop Producers Vol. 1,” signed Hardcover Book by Stefano “J.O.D” Marinelli; 2021.
Learn more about Stefano Marinelli and see his work on Instagram & Twitter.
THE LOUIS VALENTINE COLLECTION
“FACES of Hip Hop – The Renaissance,” hand drawn PrismaColor pencil portrait on Bristol paper, 15.5 ft x 9.5 ft, by Louis Valentine; 2005-2012.
You can follow Louis Valentine on Twitter and watch “FACES Of Hip Hop – The Renaissance,” the Official Full-Length Film about this amazing piece of art on YouTube.
THE KAREN JOY COLLECTION
(Karen Joy Stewart)
Zulu News newsletter published in honor of Zulu Nation’s 19th Anniversary, November 1993; founded by Afrika Bambaataa and Karen Joy Stewart.
THE MARC BEACH COLLECTION
Akademiks™, Charcoal Grey Wax relaxed denim pants, 42 x 32.
mecca™, Charcoal Grey Wax relaxed denim pants, 42 x 32.
Rocawear™, Black Denim Jacket, Size: XXXL.
Rocawear™, Black Denim relaxed pants 40 x 32.
THE LIFE 101 COLLECTION
(Shelita & Freddie Salley)
Avirex Varsity by Avirex, cream leather jacket.
Rocawear, Roc-A-Fella black leather tour jacket, Size: 5XL.
LIFE 101 is focused on improving the conditions of at risk communities with programs and activities that are designed to help community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact Life 101 has had and what they are currently doing to affect this social reform here: life-101.org
THE CEY ADAMS | JANETTE BECKMAN ‘Iceland MashUps’ COLLECTION
(Janette Beckman & Cey Adams)
JANETTE BECKMAN | CEY ADAMS, “Chuck D,” New York City 1987/2015, 59” X 80” Canvas, Signed.
JANETTE BECKMAN | CEY ADAMS, “Flavor Flav,” New York City 1987/2015, 60” X 78” Canvas, Signed.
Learn more about Janette Beckman and Cey Adams and their collaboration here: The Mash Up
THE DUST MONKEY COLLECTION
Davy D. promotional postcard for Davy’s Ride; 1987.
Beastie Boys Some Old Bullshit promotional postcard from Grand Royal record label.
Run DMC World Tour Picture Book; 1986.
Run DMC Tougher Than Leather Picture Book; 1987.
Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill Tour Picture Book; 1987.
LL Cool J Nitro World Tour Picture Book; 1989-1990.
Yo MTV Raps Trading Cards, Pro Set, 1991.
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THE CHRISTIAN PANIAGUA ART COLLECTION
“Rakim,” fine Art Print on canvas, 20” x 26”, January 28, 2022; printed in New York, New York, February 22, 2022.
“Biz Markie,” fine Art Print on canvas, 30” x 23”, July 16, 2021; printed in New York, New York, January 28, 2022.
“Keith Grayson – DJ Kay Slay – Dezzy Dez TFA,” fine Art Print on canvas, April 23, 2022.
“LL Cool J,” fine Art Print by Christian Paniagua, March 11, 2022.
Learn more about Christian Paniagua and check out his art at cpaniagua.art
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