Massachusetts Hip-Hop Artists:

Promotional Materials and Press Articles

(1980s - present)

On this page, most of the images will speak for themselves, in part because they will be press releases and articles about the groups. This is a 360 degree view -- promotional materials sent out by groups and managers (press releases, photos, flyers) and the results that came from them.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The Healy Library at UMass Boston houses the Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive and has a ridiculously large collection of materials, including promotional items like those on this page AND dozens of hours of audio tapes, mostly from Magnus Johnstone's "Lecco's Lemma" radio show on WMBR 88.1 FM in the mid- / late-1980s.

 

VISIT THEM AND DIVE IN:

https://umb.libguides.com/hip-hop

Gang Starr Posse / Posse NFX / NFX

[ KBA = from Kay Bourne Archives; BC = Brian Coleman; DBA = David Bieber Archives]

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GSP B Down Records card Feb 1990 BC
Gang Starr Posse 1988 Downtown Recorders
Gang Starr Posse 1988 Wild Pitch press n
GSP promo photo 1989 KBA
GSP Press Kit bio 1989 KBA
GSP resume Mike Dee 1989 1 KBA
GSP resume Mike Dee 1989 2 KBA
GSP resume Smitty 1989 1 KBA
GSP resume Smitty 1989 2 KBA
GSP pitch letter Feb 1990 BC
GSP Press Kit 1 Feb 1990 BC
Gang Starr 1989 promo via Bill Adler Arc
Gang Starr No More Mr Nice Guy Press Rel
Gang Starr No More Mr Nice Guy Press Rel
GSP April 1990 Necco postcard KBA
GSP photo Feb 1990 BC
GSP Press Kit 2 Feb 1990 BC
GSP Press Kit 3 Feb 1990 BC
GSP Press Kit 7 Feb 1990 BC
GSP Press Kit 4 Feb 1990 BC
GSP Press Kit 9 Feb 1990 BC
GSP Press Kit 12 Feb 1990 BC
GSP Press Kit 10 Feb 1990 BC
GSP Press Kit 8 Feb 1990 BC
GSP Press Kit 11 Feb 1990 BC
GSP Press Kit 6 Feb 1990 BC
GSP Press Kit 5 Feb 1990 BC
GSP Press Kit 1991 1 KBA
GSP Press Kit 1991 2 KBA
GSP Press Kit 1991 3 KBA
GSP Press Kit 1991 4 KBA
GSP Press Kit 1991 5 KBA
NFX promo photo mid 90s KBA
NFX Funky Beats TV 1996 2 KBA
NFX Funky Beats TV 1996 1 KBA
Posse NFX promo photo 1992 KBA
Posse NFX note to Kay B March 1992
Posse NFX Press Kit 1992 1 KBA
Posse NFX Press Kit 1992 2 KBA
Posse NFX Press Kit 1992 3 KBA
Posse NFX Press Kit 1992 11 KBA
Posse NFX Press Kit 1992 6 KBA
Posse NFX Press Kit 1992 10 KBA
Posse NFX Press Kit 1992 9 KBA
Posse NFX Press Kit 1992 8 KBA
Posse NFX Press Kit 1992 7 KBA
Posse NFX Press Kit 1992 4 KBA
Posse NFX Press Kit 1992 5 KBA
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Almighty RSO

[ KBA = from Kay Bourne Archives; BC = Brian Coleman; DBA = David Bieber Archives]

_RSO notorious_
AlmightyRSO_Crew_GreatestShowOnEarth
Almighty RSO Crew article by Magnus Bost
B Town Rap Battle ICA 1 Boston Rock Octo
B Town Rap Battle ICA 2 Boston Rock Octo
Almighty RSO promo 1992 by Butch Belair
Almighty RSO group in street holding 12
Almighty RSO group in street holding 12
Almighty RSO Banner Aug 1992 1
Almighty RSO Banner Aug 1992 2
Almighty RSO ACLU Byron Rushing Aug 1992
Almighty RSO ACLU Byron Rushing Aug 1992
RSO March 1994 promo Boston Herald
RSO March 1994 promo Boston Herald BACK.
Almighty RSO Herald 1995 probably April
Almighty RSO Herald 1995 probably April
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Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs / Edo G

[ KBA = from Kay Bourne Archives; BC = Brian Coleman; DBA = David Bieber Archives]

Ed Edo O G I-Got-To-Have-It-Disk-(Courte
Ed Edo O G tape 1990 1991 from Joe Mansf
Ed Edo O G Source-Aug-91-album-Ad
Ed Edo O G Life Of A Kid press release 2
Ed Edo O G Life Of A Kid press release 1
Ed Edo O G album-sticker
Ed Edo O G Bulldogs group photo Japan FR
Ed Edo O G Bulldogs with Awesome 2 photo
Ed Edo O G Life Of A Kid promo seashore
Ed Edo O G Bulldogs promo 1994 Mercury
Ed Edo O G Life Of A Kid promo
Ed Edo O G Dad-Ad-bw
Ed Edo O G BE A FATHER sticker
Ed Edo O G Father promo poster lyrics FU
Ed Edo O G Father promo poster lyrics 1
Ed Edo O G Father promo poster lyrics 2
Ed Edo O G Father promo poster lyrics 3
Ed Edo O G PWL-party-bw
Ed Edo O G Fan-Club-Envelope-June-92
Ed Edo O G Press Kit 91 or 92 1
Ed Edo O G Press Kit 91 or 92 2
Ed Edo O G Press Kit 91 or 92 3
Ed Edo O G Press Kit 91 or 92 4
Ed Edo O G Press Kit 91 or 92 5
Ed Edo O G Press Kit 91 or 92 6 FINAL
Ed Edo O G color photo 1991 from Joe Man
Ed Edo O G Bulldogs studio photo
Ed Edo O G June 1993 Photo Caption Bill
Ed Edo O G Bulldogs-Germany-1993
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Young Nation

[ KBA = from Kay Bourne Archives; BC = Brian Coleman; DBA = David Bieber Archives]

YN photo late 80s BC
YN WGBH photo 2 1990 KBA
YN WGBH photo 1 1990 KBA
YN WGBH photo caption April 1990 KBA
YN bio 1990 1 KBA
YN bio 1990 2 KBA
YN press clips 1990 1 KBA
YN press clips 1990 2 KBA
YN press clips 1990 3 KBA
YN press clips 1990 4 KBA
YN PSA 1988 front cover DBA
YN PSA 1988 reel to reel DBA
YN MFA Winter 1991 KBA
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Natives In Black

[ KBA = from Kay Bourne Archives; BC = Brian Coleman; DBA = David Bieber Archives]

NIB studio photo KBA
NIB street photo KBA
Funky Fresh Biz Card early 90s KBA
NIB 1991 press kit 1 KBA
NIB 1991 press kit 2 KBA
NIB 1991 press kit 3 KBA
NIB 1991 press kit 4 KBA
NIB 1991 press kit 5 KBA
NIB 1991 press kit 6 KBA
NIB Cant Come Close Hype Sheet KBA
Natives In Black 1991 flyer KBA
NIB South End News Dec 91 2 KBA
NIB South End News Dec 91 1 KBA
NIB Source 91 Dream Nefra KBA
NIB Serious Hip Hop Feb 92 KBA
NIB Funky Fresh Times late 1991 KBA
NIB Crib Sheet prob 1991 KBA
NIB Banner Jan 92 2
NIB Banner Jan 92 1
NIB Aug Sept 91 airplay KBA
NIB Cant Come Close JCard KBA
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