Hip Hop at the Smithsonian

No time to comment, but I happened to notice the very cool news that the Smithsonian Museum of American History will be sponsoring an effort to create an ongoing collection of hip hop memorabilia. Their collection efforts sound rather promising, as they seek to compile artifacts from the earliest days of hop hop in the Bronx in the 1970s, including relics such as turntables, microphones, and old vinyl records belonging to hip hop pioneers Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, and Fab 5 Freddy. Looks like a promising way to document this important and ongoing part of our cultural history.

1 Comment

  1. RC Said,

    March 8, 2006 @ 5:12 pm

    That’s really interesting…I guess then that means the smithsonian is validating hip-hop as an important cultural phenomonon…

    the other day bill o’reilly was so dumb…i was watching when I was working out and he was talking about how rap and hip-hop were dumb genres of music, and America would surely get tired of them in the next ten years.

    –RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

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