Smithsonian Creates Kickstarter to Support Hip-Hop Anthology

(Billboard) -- It'll take an awfully long time to break down the influence hip-hop has had on music and society, but The Smithsonian is taking on the challenge with a new anthology of the genre.

For Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, The Smithsonian has teamed up with the National Museum of African American History & Culture to launch a collection of "hip-hop hits, essays, and visuals curated by a top-notch lineup of artists, scholars, producers," according to a press release. 

A 30-Day Kickstarter campaign was recently launched to help bring the anthology to fruition, stating the hip-hop collection will "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."

Read the full story on Billboard's website here


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