Before computers enabled graphic artists to make layouts in Photoshop or Illustrator. DeeJays would simply use pencil and paper to draw the layouts of their flier, before making multiple copies for the distribution and promotion of an event. Back then a deejay's flier held a lot of prestige for a deejay crew because of the anticipation for the event and the amazing effect the graphics had on the public.
Heres a flier of the Battle of the DeeJays. The event was held at the St. Peter and Paul Church in Wilmington, Ca. The event was packed that night with plenty of people from Carson and Wilmington. Party Zone, System 5 and Unique Technique productions battled for supremacy. Battles during that time were nothing like the DMC battles you see nowadays. The DJ crews were judged by the way their equipment was set-up, music selection and how well they rocked the crowd. Not only was that night a battle of the DJs, but it was also a b-boy extravaganza.
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