Cornell Hip Hop Collection

Cornell Hip Hop Collection PreservingHipHop.org! Cornell’s Hip Hop Collection is a research archive of original artifacts, images, and sound recordings documenting the birth and spread of Hip Hop culture.
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The Hip Hop Collection is part of Cornell Library’s Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections, our primary repository for rare books, manuscripts, photographs, archives, and more. The CHHC is located in Kroch Library on the central Cornell campus. More information is available here: https://rmc.library.cornell.edu/hiphop/

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Tune in on IG Live (@cornellhiphopcollection / @erniepaniccioli) this Thursday evening at 8pm for an up close and person...
09/02/2020

Tune in on IG Live (@cornellhiphopcollection / @erniepaniccioli) this Thursday evening at 8pm for an up close and personal conversation with the one and only ERNIE PANICCIOLI, one of Hip Hop's most celebrated photographers, and author of the new book "Hip Hop at the End of the World: the Photography of Brother Ernie" (purchase at brotherernie.com). We recently digitized nearly 20,000 of his photographs and made them freely available on the web at bit.ly/erniepress. Go peep that. See you Thursday, party people 🤘❤️
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#hiphop #photography #librarylife #archivelife #libraries #archives #ErniePaniccioli #document #theculture #cornell @cornelluniversity

A-YO, CUT THE MUSIC OFF!  We have an ANNOUNCEMENT: the Ernie Paniccioli Digital Photo Archive is *NOW LIVE*!!  🤯🤯🤯  For ...
08/06/2020

A-YO, CUT THE MUSIC OFF! We have an ANNOUNCEMENT: the Ernie Paniccioli Digital Photo Archive is *NOW LIVE*!! 🤯🤯🤯 For those who don't know, Brother Ernie is one of the foremost photographers in Hip Hop's history, and his work captures our community as it grew and thrived throughout the 1980's, 1990's, 2000's, and on into the present. 📸📸📸 This digitized collection is a chunk of ~20,000 shots culled from his overall archive of 100,000+ images 🎞️🎞️🎞️. Read the press release here (contains the link to the collection): bit.ly/erniepress ... Do yourself a flavor and feast your eyes 👀👀👀 Happy researching, party people. And as always, SUUUPER SOUL SALUTE to the legendary Ernie Paniccioli Photographer
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#hiphop #photography #librarylife #archives #ErniePaniccioli #TLC #ChuckD #KidCapri #SaltnPepa #JayZ #WillSmith #FreshPrince #MikeTyson #CLSmooth #HeavyD #Puffy #GrandPuba #RalphMcDaniels #IceCube #BootsyCollins #Tupac #Del #PrincePaul #RZA #OlDirtyBastard #WuTangClan #BabeePower #Breal #QueenLatifah

Lyrical contribution from DJ Proper Philth aka Shane Hoyt (@proper_philth) for our Black history education via Rap lyric...
07/08/2020

Lyrical contribution from DJ Proper Philth aka Shane Hoyt (@proper_philth) for our Black history education via Rap lyrics crowdsourcing project: "Reagan" by Killer Mike (@killermike) — 2012.
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Notes from Philth: "Killer Mike really lays it all out on this one. The Reagan administration tried to decimate Black and Brown communities by beefing up the war on drugs, mandatory minimum sentencing, and simultaneously advocating for the for-profit prison system. 'I'm glad Reagan's dead' -Killer Mike."
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Good lookin' out, Philth! 🤘🖤 Read more below to learn how to contribute a song, and view all the songs that have been submitted...
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(originally posted 6/19/20) HAPPY JUNETEENTH! On this day (as we should *every* day), let's take the opportunities all around us to enrich our knowledge about Black history. It was said recently by an influential individual that, "Black history is more than just Hip Hop." True... but as Hip Hop heads worldwide know, Rap lyrics have been a crucial avenue, and even entry point for learning about the history, struggles, and triumphs of the African Diaspora, particularly Black people in the United States.

In that spirit, we are launching an ongoing crowdsourcing project to create a robust list of songs containing Rap lyrics specifically about Black history and perspectives which can be used as a resource for education. Of course, we must bear in mind that Rap lyrics are poetic, not prosaic; they are artistic interpretations of historical facts, socio-political perspectives, etc. These songs should lead you to do more research!

We are asking YOU to contribute selections for this list. PLEASE VISIT bit.ly/rapblackhistory for the details. PEACE!
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#juneteenth #hiphop #libraries #cornell #black #history #blackhistory #blackpeople #BLACKLIVESMATTER #africandiaspora #unitedstates #education #rap #lyrics #emcees #research #knowledge #knowtheledge

Lyrical contribution from the Cornell University Dean of Students, Vijay Pendakur (@vijaypendakur) for our Black history...
07/01/2020

Lyrical contribution from the Cornell University Dean of Students, Vijay Pendakur (@vijaypendakur) for our Black history education via Rap lyrics crowdsourcing project: "Behind Enemy Lines" by Dead Prez (@deadprez @m1deadprezrbg @stic) — 2000.
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Notes from Vijay: "When I heard 'Behind Enemy Lines' by Dead Prez, I was immediately struck by their ability to draw threads from the late 1960's to police violence and the prison industrial complex in my lifetime by rapping about the struggles of Fred Hampton's son. This song woke me to the multi-generational legacy of police surveillance in Black communities, as well as the idea that prison is not just a mechanism of punishment, but also a mechanism of containment and control."
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Good lookin' out, Vijay! 🤘🖤 Read more below to learn how to contribute a song, and view all the songs that have been submitted...
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(originally posted 6/19/20) HAPPY JUNETEENTH! On this day (as we should *every* day), let's take the opportunities all around us to enrich our knowledge about Black history. It was said recently by an influential individual that, "Black history is more than just Hip Hop." True... but as Hip Hop heads worldwide know, Rap lyrics have been a crucial avenue, and even entry point for learning about the history, struggles, and triumphs of the African Diaspora, particularly Black people in the United States.

In that spirit, we are launching an ongoing crowdsourcing project to create a robust list of songs containing Rap lyrics specifically about Black history and perspectives which can be used as a resource for education. Of course, we must bear in mind that Rap lyrics are poetic, not prosaic; they are artistic interpretations of historical facts, socio-political perspectives, etc. These songs should lead you to do more research!

We are asking YOU to contribute selections for this list. PLEASE VISIT bit.ly/rapblackhistory for the details. PEACE!
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#juneteenth #hiphop #libraries #cornell #black #history #blackhistory #blackpeople #BLACKLIVESMATTER #africandiaspora #unitedstates #education #rap #lyrics #emcees #research #knowledge #knowtheledge #deadprez

Lyrical contribution from emcee, Prophecy of the Native Hip Hop crew, Antithesis (@prophecy_antithesis) for our Black hi...
06/26/2020

Lyrical contribution from emcee, Prophecy of the Native Hip Hop crew, Antithesis (@prophecy_antithesis) for our Black history education via Rap lyrics crowdsourcing project: "Field N****" by Reason (@reasontde) — 2020.
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Prophecy's favorite line: "Harriet [Tubman] talked to me, said it would all be alright. Be back in a couple days, gather up all the slaves, left in a couple seconds so no attention was raised but why leave the place that I was raised? Field N****, that's all I know."
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Good lookin' out, Prophecy! 🤘🖤 Read more below to learn how to contribute a song, and view all the songs that have been submitted...
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(originally posted 6/19/20) HAPPY JUNETEENTH! On this day (as we should *every* day), let's take the opportunities all around us to enrich our knowledge about Black history. It was said recently by an influential individual that, "Black history is more than just Hip Hop." True... but as Hip Hop heads worldwide know, Rap lyrics have been a crucial avenue, and even entry point for learning about the history, struggles, and triumphs of the African Diaspora, particularly Black people in the United States.

In that spirit, we are launching an ongoing crowdsourcing project to create a robust list of songs containing Rap lyrics specifically about Black history and perspectives which can be used as a resource for education. Of course, we must bear in mind that Rap lyrics are poetic, not prosaic; they are artistic interpretations of historical facts, socio-political perspectives, etc. These songs should lead you to do more research!

We are asking YOU to contribute selections for this list. PLEASE VISIT bit.ly/rapblackhistory for the details. PEACE!
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#juneteenth #hiphop #libraries #cornell #black #history #blackhistory #blackpeople #BLACKLIVESMATTER #africandiaspora #unitedstates #education #rap #lyrics #emcees #research #knowledge #knowtheledge

Lyrical contribution from educator, Peter Clavin for our Black history education via Rap lyrics crowdsourcing project: "...
06/24/2020

Lyrical contribution from educator, Peter Clavin for our Black history education via Rap lyrics crowdsourcing project: "Pocket Full of Slave Owners" by Muja Messiah feat. Bother Ali (@brotheraliisblind) & Boots Riley (@bootsriley) — 2014.
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Notes from Peter: "As a Hip Hop-based educator, this video is a cornerstone of any Hip Hop, poetry, American Studies, and contemporary U.S. history course that I teach. The rappers here all do an exemplary job linking historically exploitative labor practices like the European slave trade to the contemporary subjugation of workers living under racial capitalism."
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Good lookin' out, Peter! 🤘🖤 Read more below to learn how to contribute a song, and view all the songs that have been submitted...
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(originally posted 6/19/20) HAPPY JUNETEENTH! On this day (as we should *every* day), let's take the opportunities all around us to enrich our knowledge about Black history. It was said recently by an influential individual that, "Black history is more than just Hip Hop." True... but as Hip Hop heads worldwide know, Rap lyrics have been a crucial avenue, and even entry point for learning about the history, struggles, and triumphs of the African Diaspora, particularly Black people in the United States.

In that spirit, we are launching an ongoing crowdsourcing project to create a robust list of songs containing Rap lyrics specifically about Black history and perspectives which can be used as a resource for education. Of course, we must bear in mind that Rap lyrics are poetic, not prosaic; they are artistic interpretations of historical facts, socio-political perspectives, etc. These songs should lead you to do more research!

We are asking YOU to contribute selections for this list. PLEASE VISIT bit.ly/rapblackhistory for the details. PEACE!
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#juneteenth #hiphop #libraries #cornell #black #history #blackhistory #blackpeople #BLACKLIVESMATTER #africandiaspora #unitedstates #education #rap #lyrics #emcees #research #knowledge #knowtheledge

Lyrical contribution from the brilliant emcee/educator, Akua Naru (@akuanaru) for our Black history education via Rap ly...
06/22/2020

Lyrical contribution from the brilliant emcee/educator, Akua Naru (@akuanaru) for our Black history education via Rap lyrics crowdsourcing project: "The Journey" by Akua Naru (2011).

Notes from Akua: "'The Journey' is a perfect example of history painted in rhyme. The song tells a history of Black women across a 400-year span, from precolonial west Africa to present-day America."

Good lookin' out, Akua! 🤘🖤 Read more below to learn how to contribute a song, and view all the songs that have been submitted...
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(originally posted 6/19/20) HAPPY JUNETEENTH! On this day (as we should *every* day), let's take the opportunities all around us to enrich our knowledge about Black history. It was said recently by an influential individual that, "Black history is more than just Hip Hop." True... but as Hip Hop heads worldwide know, Rap lyrics have been a crucial avenue, and even entry point for learning about the history, struggles, and triumphs of the African Diaspora, particularly Black people in the United States.
In that spirit, we are launching an ongoing crowdsourcing project to create a robust list of songs containing Rap lyrics specifically about Black history and perspectives which can be used as a resource for education. Of course, we must bear in mind that Rap lyrics are poetic, not prosaic; they are artistic interpretations of historical facts, socio-political perspectives, etc. These songs should lead you to do more research!

We are asking YOU to contribute selections for this list. PLEASE VISIT bit.ly/rapblackhistory for the details. PEACE!
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#juneteenth #hiphop #libraries #cornell #black #history #blackhistory #blackpeople #BLACKLIVESMATTER #africandiaspora #unitedstates #education #rap #lyrics #emcees #research #knowledge #knowtheledge

HAPPY JUNETEENTH!  On this day (as we should *every* day), let's take the opportunities all around us to enrich our know...
06/20/2020

HAPPY JUNETEENTH! On this day (as we should *every* day), let's take the opportunities all around us to enrich our knowledge about Black history. It was said recently by an influential individual that, "Black history is more than just Hip Hop." True... but as Hip Hop heads worldwide know, Rap lyrics have been a crucial avenue, and even entry point for learning about the history, struggles, and triumphs of the African Diaspora, particularly Black people in the United States.

In that spirit, we are launching an ongoing crowdsourcing project to create a robust list of songs containing Rap lyrics specifically about Black history and perspectives which can be used as a resource for education. Of course, we must bear in mind that Rap lyrics are poetic, not prosaic; they are artistic interpretations of historical facts, socio-political perspectives, etc. These songs should lead you to do more research!

We are asking YOU to contribute selections for this list. PLEASE VISIT bit.ly/rapblackhistory for the details. PEACE!
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#juneteenth #hiphop #libraries #cornell #black #history #blackhistory #blackpeople #BLACKLIVESMATTER #africandiaspora #unitedstates #education #rap #lyrics #emcees #research #knowledge #knowtheledge

Spread.  The.  Message.(Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images)
06/04/2020

Spread. The. Message.

(Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images)

06/03/2020

Say their names. There's an endless list. #BLACKLIVESMATTER.
#Repost @snoopdogg
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Thanks to the Cornell University Chronicle team, as well as Jose Beduya from the Cornell University Library for this gre...
03/03/2020
New RMC exhibit celebrates black women in media | Cornell Chronicle

Thanks to the Cornell University Chronicle team, as well as Jose Beduya from the Cornell University Library for this great write-up about our new exhibition, "More Than Reported: Images of Black Women from the Cornell Hip Hop Archives!"

#morethanreported #blackwomen #archives #hiphop #libraries

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/03/new-rmc-exhibit-celebrates-black-women-media

The exhibit “More than Reported: Images of Black Women from the Cornell Hip Hop Archives” features music and media icons from the 1970s through the early 2000s. It runs through June.

Our brand new exhibition #MoreThanReported is a photographic exploration of #Blackwomen from 1970-2005.   Curator @ortiz...
02/28/2020

Our brand new exhibition #MoreThanReported is a photographic exploration of #Blackwomen from 1970-2005. Curator @ortizben selected over 400 images from the #Hiphop #archives featuring a diverse representation of Black women, from Missy Elliott to Miss Jones, Janet Jackson to Millie Jackson, Queen Mother Moore to Queen Mother Rage, and so much more! ⏳⏳The exhibition will be up through 6/7/20. Viewing hours are M-F 10am-4pm. Special Saturday viewing hours this semester will be March 16, 23, April 13, 20, 27, May 4 (all 1pm-5pm)⏳⏳.

If you would like to schedule a group viewing outside those hours, email [email protected] to explore the possibilities. Note: the banner image for More Than Reported is none other than @queenlatifah ca. 1990 by the legendary photographer @erniepaniccioli. Major thanks to the phenomenal @sammusmusic for writing the forward to the exhibition 🙏🙏🙏
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#celebratebeyondfebruary #blackhistorymonth #black #women #afrolatinas #emcees #singers #activists #businesswomen #athletes #educators #poets #models #authors #womenshistorymonth #cornell @cornell_library #photography #1970s
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We lost a legend yesterday.  Rest in power, PHASE II.  He was an architect of aerosol art as we know it, and a major con...
12/14/2019

We lost a legend yesterday. Rest in power, PHASE II. He was an architect of aerosol art as we know it, and a major contributor to the early Hip Hop community in the 1970s and 1980s. Here are some collage layout pages he made ca. 1986-1994 for the hugely influential 'zine, "IGT" (also called International Graffiti Times, IG Times, Get Hip Times, et al), the archive of which is here at the CHHC.
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#phase2 #aerosolart #hiphop #history #graffiti #igt #internationalgraffititimes #restinpeace #restinpower

Just wrapped up a GREAT Friday evening session talking about #hiphop #culture #history and #artifacts with students from...
11/15/2019

Just wrapped up a GREAT Friday evening session talking about #hiphop #culture #history and #artifacts with students from the @cuhiphopheads organization and some excellent young men from The George Junior Republic Union Free School District (@georgejuniorrepublic), which provides a positive learning environment for at-risk youth. Rock-rock on 🤘
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#collegelife #librarylife #curatorlife #highschoollife #archives #library

We had a great crowd in the house at last night's screening of the digitized #VHS recording of "So! What Happens Now?" h...
11/09/2019

We had a great crowd in the house at last night's screening of the digitized #VHS recording of "So! What Happens Now?" here at the CHHC! This was the first audience to see this video in nearly 3 decades! Dance legend and co-creator /co-star, #PopmasterFabel (#rocksteadycrew #rhythmtechnicians #ghettoriginalproductions) treated us to stories about the play's creation and legacy. We also had a surprise cameo from one of the play's cameo actors, #TitoCepeda (#wickedwizards #lafamiliacepeda)! Major thanks to #AbsoluteZero for partnering with us 🤘
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#hiphop #stage #actors #archives #archivelife #librarylife #cornell #cornellhiphopcollection #curatorlife #sowhathappensnow @jorgefabelpabon @titocepeda57 @cornell_library @ Cornell Hip Hop Collection

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Glad this available to the public! Good job!!!🥳🤩👊🏿
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