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Where They At collection

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Where They At collection, 2008-2010 | Amistad Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Where They At collection, 2008-2010Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Fensterstock, Alison

Other Creators: Edwards, Aubrey

Extent: 0.6

Date Acquired: 08/01/2013

Subjects: African Americans - Louisiana - New Orleans - Music, Bounce (Music) - Louisiana - New Orleans, Bounce (Music) - Social aspects - Louisiana - New Orleans, Hip-hop - Louisiana - New Orleans, Hip-hop - Social aspects - Louisiana - New Orleans, New Orleans (La.) - Social life and customs, Rap (Music) - Louisiana - New Orleans, Rap (Music) - Social aspects - Louisiana - New Orleans

Forms of Material: Sound recordings

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Where They At project was begun in 2008 by photographer Aubrey Edwards and journalist Alison Fensterstock, with the assistance of a grant from the Greater New Orleans Foundation. It collected over 50 photographic portraits and audio interviews with New Orleans rappers, DJs, producers, photographers, label owners, promoters, record store personnel, journalists and other parties involved in the New Orleans hip-hop and bounce scene from the late 1980s through Hurricane Katrina, as well as ephemera including original fliers, posters, vintage photographs and an extensive collection of record, CD and cassette tape scans. In a multimedia exhibition form, Where They At was presented at the Smithsonian-affiliated Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Austin’s Birdhouse Gallery and SXSW festival, Minneapolis’ Soap Factory, New York City’s Abrons Art Center, and the Direktorenhaus in Berlin, Germany. It currently lives in online form at wheretheyatnola.com.

Materials donated to the Amistad Research Center include 19 digital audio interviews and 37 electronic interview transcripts. The transcripts have been printed and are housed in two boxes (.6 linear feet). Interviewees present within the Where They At collection include: 5th Ward Weebie, 10th Ward Buck, BG, Bust Down, DJ Captain Charles, Cheeky Blakk, Devious, DJ Jimi, DJ Mellow Fellow, Dolamite, Don B, EF Cuttin, Gary Holzenthal of Odyssey Records, The Ghetto Twiinz, Gregory D, Ice Mike, Joe Blakk, John & Goldie Roberts, Josephine Johnny, Kilo, KLC, Lil’ Pimp Darrell, Loren K. Phillips Fouroux, Lucky Johnson, Mannie Fresh, Mia X, Henry “Palomino” Alexander, Partners n Crime, Sthaddeus “Polo Silk” Terrell, Leroy “Precise” Edwards, PxMxWx, Raj Smoove, Sess 4-5, Take Fo’ Records, Tim Smooth, Travis Lyons, Tre 8, Vockah Redu, and Wild Wayne. Although the individual interviews are undated, interviews for the project were conducted between 2008-2010.

Biographical Note

Alison Fensterstock is a New Orleans-based music journalist. From 2006-2009, she wrote an award-winning music column for the city's alt-weekly, The Gambit. Her writing on roots music and New Orleans rap has appeared in MOJO, Vibe, Q, Paste, Spin, and the Oxford American music issue. She wrote the text for "Unsung Heroes: The Secret History of Louisiana Rock n' Roll," an exhibit at the Louisiana State Museum. She is the programming director for the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation. Her Gambit cover story on gay and transgendered bounce artists in New Orleans, "Sissy Strut," was selected for an honorable mention in Da Capo Press's Best American Music Writing 2009.

Subject/Index Terms

African Americans - Louisiana - New Orleans - Music
Bounce (Music) - Louisiana - New Orleans
Bounce (Music) - Social aspects - Louisiana - New Orleans
Hip-hop - Louisiana - New Orleans
Hip-hop - Social aspects - Louisiana - New Orleans
New Orleans (La.) - Social life and customs
Rap (Music) - Louisiana - New Orleans
Rap (Music) - Social aspects - Louisiana - New Orleans

Administrative Information

Repository: Amistad Research Center

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Copyright to these papers has not been assigned to the Amistad Research Center. It is the responsibility of an author to secure permission for publication from the holder of the copyright to any material contained in this collection.

Physical Access Note: Original, electronic audio and transcript files housed on Amistad Research Center's digital server. Printouts of transcripts housed in collection boxes. Access copies of audio interviews were transfered to compact discs and placed with transcripts. Interviews with audio access copies are noted in finding aid.

Acquisition Source: Alison Fensterstock and Aubrey Edwards

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials:

The Amistad Research Center also houses video interviews with New Orleans rappers, producers, and hip hop/bounce artists compiled as part of the NOLA Hip Hop Archive.

Excerpts from audio interviews and additional material compiled as part of the Where They At project can be accessed via the Where They At website.

For more information please see http://wheretheyatnola.com/.

Preferred Citation: Where They At collection, Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, LA

Processing Information: Processed January 2014.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Promotional booklet, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Interviewee: 5th Ward WeebieAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Interviewee: 10th Ward BuckAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Interviewee: Bust DownAdd to your cart.
Note: Audio access copy available.
Folder 5: Interviewee: Captain CharlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Interviewee: Cheeky BlakkAdd to your cart.
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Folder 7: Interviewee: DeviousAdd to your cart.
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Folder 8: Interviewee: DJ Jimi (with DJ Mellow Fellow and X1)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Interviewee: DJ Mellow FellowAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Interviewee: DolamiteAdd to your cart.
Note: Audio access copy available.
Folder 11: Interviewee: Don BAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Interviewee: EF CuttinAdd to your cart.
Note: Audio only; no transcript present.
Folder 13: Interviewee: Gary Holzenthal (Mr. Odyssey Records)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Interviewee: The Ghetto Twiinz (Tonya Jupiter Edwards & Trementhia Jupiter)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Interviewee: Gregory DAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Interviewee: Henry "Palomino" AlexanderAdd to your cart.
Note: Audio access copy available.
Folder 17: Interviewee: Ice MikeAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Interviewee: Joe BlakkAdd to your cart.
Note: Audio access copy available.
Folder 19: Interviewee: John and Goldie RobertAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Interviewee: Josephine JohnnyAdd to your cart.
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Folder 21: Interviewee: KiloAdd to your cart.
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Folder 22: Interviewee: KLCAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Interviewee: Lil' Pimp DarrellAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Interviewee: Loren K. Phillips FourouxAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Interviewee: Lucky JohnsonAdd to your cart.
Note: Audio access copy available.
Folder 26: Interviewee: Mannie FreshAdd to your cart.
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Folder 27: Interviewee: Mia XAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Interviewee: Partners n CrimeAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Interviewee: Sthaddeus “Polo Silk” TerrellAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Interviewee: Leroy “Precise” EdwardsAdd to your cart.
Note: Audio access copy available.
Folder 4: Interviewee: PxMxWxAdd to your cart.
Note: Audio access copy available.
Folder 5: Interviewee: Raj SmooveAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Interviewee: Sess 4-5Add to your cart.
Note: Audio access copy available.
Folder 7: Interviewee: Take Fo' RecordsAdd to your cart.
Eldon Anderson, Earl Mackie, Henry Holden
Folder 8: Interviewee: Tim SmoothAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Interviewee: Travis LyonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Interviewee: Tre 8Add to your cart.
Note: Audio access copy available.
Folder 11: Interviewee: Vockah ReduAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Interviewee: Wild WayneAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs: small formatAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Rapper Flipside Fred at a youth club on Tulane Avenue during a bounce night, 2008Add to your cart.
Item 2: Big Freedia performing at the Sissy Sweetheart Ball at One Eyed Jacks club, 2009Add to your cart.
Item 3: Sissy Nobby performing at the Sissy Sweetheart Ball at One Eyed Jacks club, 2009Add to your cart.
Item 4: Vockah Redu, 2009Add to your cart.
Item 5: Guests at the Take Fo' Records 10th anniversary party at the Cricket Club, 2008Add to your cart.
Man with white hat and hands in the air
Item 6: Guests at the Take Fo' Records 10th anniversary party at the Cricket Club, 2008Add to your cart.
Two men; one with "Tha Cartel" baseball hat
Item 7: Guests at the Take Fo' Records 10th anniversary party at the Cricket Club, 2008Add to your cart.
Four women; one with pink blouse and eye shadow
Item 8: Guest at the Take Fo' Records 10th anniversary party at the Cricket Club, 2008Add to your cart.
Close up of "B Wayne" belt buckle
Item 9: Dancers at a youth club on Tulane Avenue during a bounce night, 2008Add to your cart.
Item 10: Woman twerking at Fusions Club, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photograph: BGAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Photograph: Bobby MarchandAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Photograph: Bust DownAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Photograph: ChevAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Photograph: DeviousAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Photograph: DJ Captain CharlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Photograph: DJ JimiAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Photograph: DolomiteAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Photograph: Don BAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Photograph: E.F. CuttinAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Photograph: Gary Holzenthal and Father (Mr. Odyssey Records)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photograph: The Ghetto Twiinz (Tonya Jupiter Edwards & Trementhia Jupiter)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photograph: Gregory DAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Photograph: Ice MikeAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Photograph: Joe BlakkAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Photograph: Josephine JohnnyAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Photograph: John and Goldie RobertAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Photograph: JuvenileAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Photograph: Katey RedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Photograph: KiloAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Photograph: KLCAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Photograph: Linda Tapp PorterAdd to your cart.
Mother of Soulja Slim
Folder 24: Photograph: Loren K. Phillips FourouxAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Photograph: Mannie FreshAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Photograph: Mellow FellowAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Photograph: Ms. TeeAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photograph: Henry "Palomino" AlexanderAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Photograph: Sthaddeus "Polo Silk" TerrellAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Photograph: Leroy "Precise" EdwardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Photograph: PxMxWxAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Photograph: Raj SmooveAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Photograph: Sess 4-5Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Photograph: Shirani Rea (Peaches Records & Tapes)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Photograph: Take Fo' RecordsAdd to your cart.
Eldon Anderson, Earl Mackie, Henry Holden
Folder 9: Photograph: Tim SmoothAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Photograph: Travis LyonsAdd to your cart.
Brother of Warren Mayes
Folder 11: Photograph: Tre 8Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photograph: Wild WayneAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Photograph: Big Man Lounge (2916 Louisiana Ave.)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photograph: Blue Gardenia (5007 N. Claiborne Ave.)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Photograph: The Bottom Line Lounge (2120 N. Claiborne Ave.)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Photograph: Club Ceasar's LLC (209 Monroe St., Gretna)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Photograph: Club Fabulous (810 N. Claiborne Ave.)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photograph: Club Rumors/Discovery/GQ21 (2831 St. Claude Ave.)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Photograph: Club Sam's (1239 Rampart St.)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Photograph: The Friendly Touch (1528 S. Liberty St.)Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Photograph: Mors Lounge II (5131 St. Claude Ave.)Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Photograph: Newton's (3000 Dryades St.)Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Photograph: Calliope Housing Projects (B.W. Cooper Apartments)Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Photograph: Lafitte Housing ProjectsAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Photograph: Lafitte Housing Projects [?]Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Photograph: Magnolia Housing Project (C.J. Peete Apartments)Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Photograph: Melpomene Housing Projects (Gustavo Apartments)Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Photograph: Melpomene Housing Projects (Gustavo Apartments) [?]Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Photograph: Unidentified public housing projectsAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Photograph: Unidentified public housing projectsAdd to your cart.

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