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

July 10, 2006 – September 4, 2006

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

3rd Floor, West Wing, near escalators Floor Plan

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.