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If you have been keeping up with recent news, you can see that Hip Hop is becoming part of the University curriculum on what seems to be a daily basis. Artists like Outkast and Solange are having entire University courses dedicated to them. This isn’t a new subject though, and 9th Wonder is one of the minds over at Harvard University that is encompassing Hip Hop in education.
9th Wonder has just added four albums to the Hip Hop archive over at Harvard University, which is kind of a big deal. The albums that 9th Wonder added included Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly;” Nas’ “Illmatic;” A Tribe Called Quest’s “The Low End Theory;” and Lauryn Hill’s “Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”
“In 2012, I was chosen to be a Harvard University Fellow at The Dubois Institute under the direction of @henrylouisgates and Dr. Marcy Morgan,” 9th Wonder wrote. “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…”
Take a look at how the albums will be archived HERE:
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