Hip-Hop and Rap Across the Smithsonian

Explore hip-hop and rap-related collections from across the Smithsonian that offer perspective on the African American experience and its impact on American culture. Coming in 2021, the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap includes more than 120 tracks and a 300-page book with essays and never-before-seen photographs and designs by Cey Adams, artist and founding creative director of Def Jam Recordings. The Anthology captures the evolution of hip-hop from its earliest days in the late 70s up to contemporary artists of today.