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47 FLY FLYERS  Dan Cook
  • 47 FLY FLYERS Dan Cook



    47 Fly Flyers from the early hip hop era in NYC

    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 

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