Chuck D, MC Lyte, Questlove, 9th Wonder and more helped curate the special project chronicling hip-hop’s influence as a social and musical movement.
Hip-hop fans are being given the chance to participate in a landmark project. The Smithsonian is launching a 30-day Kickstarter campaign today (Oct. 17) on behalf of the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap.
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings will produce and release the anthology. The box set will be comprised of nine CDs, more than 120 tracks and a 300-page book offering extensive liner notes, essays by artists and scholars plus never-before-published photographs from the collection housed by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).