47 FLY FLYERS
47 FLY FLYERS from the early hip hop era in nyc by Dan Cook Archive Production Presents
In the mid 90's, I owned a record shop in the East Village. I would go all over the city to look for records. At one stop in the Bronx, I was buying records from a guy in his apartment. You could tell that these were the records of a DJ because they weren't just played, they were put to work - used for scratching, and were heavily worn in that specific way. The condition was so bad, I could't really sell most of them at the shop. I put together a small pile, and told him that was all I could use. He then asked me if I'd be interested in some show flyers. I didn't really collect paper stuff at all, but he pulled out this pile of flyers. I thought they were great, so I bought them.
I liked them too much to sell them. They seemed historic to me. They featured some of my favorite early hip hop groups and had some great graphics. I had them in a box for years, and would occasionally break them out to show to a friend, one of whom suggested that they would make a good book. That is how the "archive" and this book were born. This archive presents a look at the flyers that packed the parties at the high schools, roller rinks, and local clubs before hip hop took over the world.
2018, Softcover, Spiral bound, 47 pages, 8 1/2" X 11" with 6 11" X 17" foldout pages, varying paper stock, hand assembled.
First Edition of 35, Sold Out.
2nd Edition, $50.00