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Finding Aid to the Deadlee Collection, 1967, 1997-2009 Coll2014.059
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Description
Fliers, programs, and clippings of openly gay rapper and hip hop artist, performance artist, and actor, Deadlee (Joseph Lee). The materials document his career from 2001-2009.
Background
Deadlee (Joseph Lee) is an openly gay rapper and hip hop artist, performance artist, and actor of Mexican American and African American descent. He released the albums "7 Deadlee Sins" in 2002 and "Assault With a Deadlee Weapon" in 2006, employing controversial lyrics dealing with violence, race, class, and sexuality. He has done live theater such as "Street Cred 101: The Hip Hopera," been involved with tours such as the Hip Hop Homo Tour, and worked as an actor in numerous productions. In 2013, he married his partner and changed his last name to LeMar, a confluence of Lee and Martinez, his partner's last name.
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet 1 folder
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.