The Smithsonian has started a Kickstarter campaign for a box-set anthology of Hip Hop and Rap. The set includes more than 120 tracks on 9 CDs, a 300-page book with 10 essays, extensive track-by-track liner notes with never-before-published images, a 9th Wonder digital remix based on Smithsonian Folkways’ catalogue, and even more.
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That’s why the National Museum of African American History and Culture is partnering with our GRAMMY Award-winning record label, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, to create the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap — a cultural statement told through music, text and powerful visuals. And we need YOU to help make #HipHopHistory!
This will be the third major anthology produced by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings that tells the story of a defining era of music “of, by and for the people,” following the Anthology of American Folk Music and Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology. It will also serve as an extension of the objects and stories of hip-hop already displayed in the galleries of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, offering perspective on the African American experience and its impact on American culture. The Anthology will be a tool for education as it explores hip-hop’s evolution and global influence.