110 North 1st Street, Brooklyn
Yes Yes Y’all was a show of historic photos and flyers from the first decade of hip hop. The exhibition celebrated the release of Yes Yes Y’all, the Experience Music Project’s oral history of hip-hop by Jim Fricke and Charlie Ahearn. The exhibition took place at Deitch Brooklyn at 110 North 1st Street, near the corner of Berry.
Hip hop is now at the center of American popular culture, but the emergence of hip hop in the mid ‘70s in the South Bronx was ignored by the media until the early ‘80s. The over 100 photos and flyers brought together for this show created a visual record of that birth which had not been exhibited anywhere before.
Yes Yes Y’all, published by Da Capo press, is a 300-page oral history in the words of the people who lived and helped shape hip hop culture, featuring a rich collection of visual documentation, much of which was also presented in this show. The book is a joint effort by Jim Fricke, Senior Curator of Experience Music Project and Charlie Ahearn, whose 1982 classic hip hop film Wild Style was rereleased on DVD by Rhino. Charlie also shot a good portion of the book’s photos during his pre-Wild Style days in the Bronx. Many photos and flyers were generously donated from private scrapbooks and closets of the hip hop pioneers themselves.
The show’s opening was hosted by Grandmaster Caz, famous as the “Captain” of one of the greatest original MC groups, The Cold Crush Bros, who flexed his old school style on the turn tables for this historic event which drew many hip hop heads and true legends together.
Sunday afternoon hip hop programs at the space were planned throughout November.
March 8 - 11, 2018
We will present a special solo project by the artist JR.
Image: JR, Migrants, Walking New York City, 2015
April - May 2018
18 Wooster Street
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 6 PM
The gallery reopens with People in April 2018.
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