Monday, August 12, 2013

Hip-Hop at 40

Boston writer Dart Adam notes that August 11 marked the 40th anniversary of hip-hop, the day in 1973 when Clive "Cool Herc" Campbell threw his first party in the function room of 1520 Sedgwick Ave in the South Bronx.

Hip-Hop Turns 40

While Berklee can't match the Cornell Hip Hop Collection for archival materials, we do have plenty of books on hip-hop history, including many at ML3531 if you prefer to browse the shelves. A few highlights:

  • Born in the Bronx: A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop edited by Johan Kugelberg (ML3531 .B66 2007)
  • Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America by Tricia Rose (ML3531 .R67 1994)

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