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Hip Hop Won't Stop: The Beat, the Rhymes, The Life

July 10, 2006 – September 4, 2006

Museum: American History Museum

Location: 3rd Floor, West Wing, near escalators

This case features objects by DJs Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa, rapper MC Lyte, graffiti artist and MTV-VJ Fab 5 Freddy, and break dancer Crazy Legs to explore the four main elements that make up hip-hop: DJing, MCing (later turned into rapping), graffiti art, and break dancing. Objects include a turn table, a boom box, LPs, a jean jacket, and a journal.