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The Harvard library is one of the most illustrious destinations for anyone’s music, literature, etc. to be a part of. The library represents various different societies and cultures throughout its collections and if your creation is lucky enough to become a part of the library it is definitely an accomplishment.
Harvard announced last year that they wanted to expand their collection to feature a hip-hop archive. They chose 9th Wonder to create the list of music that represents hip-hop culture and today he posted a picture with four of his recent choices below.
In 2012, I was chosen to be a Harvard University Fellow at The Dubois Institute under the direction of @henrylouisgates and Dr. Marcy Morgan. I chose the research project “These Are The Breaks”….a collection of albums that are the standard of the culture…..200 in all in no particular order. These are the first four we chose to start with….to live for forever in the Harvard Library…and to be forever placed in the canon…complete with liner notes and the vinyl that was used in the production of the album…… To live forever….shouts @levelsoundz and @madtwiinz for the masterful design of the boxes and content. @HarvardUniversity @TheHipHopArchive 4 down.. 196 to go….
A photo posted by 9th Wonder (@9thwonder) on
The full collection will contain a total of 200 hip-hop projects so this is a small percentage of what will represent hip-hop. However, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Lauryn Hill, and A Tribe Called Quest are definitely worthy to be a part of this esteemed collection. Hopefully we will keep getting more updates as more and more hip-hop music is added to the library.
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