Hip-Hop and Rap Across the Smithsonian

Explore hip-hop and rap-related collections from across the Smithsonian. Coming 2020, the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap will be the first collection to include music from every major label and dozens of independent label recordings. The anthology explores important issues and themes in hip-hop history, and it provides a unique window into the many ways hip-hop has created new traditions and furthered musical and cultural traditions of the African diaspora.