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Hip-Hop Won't Stop: The Beat, The Rhymes, The Life

July 10, 2006–September 4, 2006, Third floor west
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From the fluid movement of breakdance to the thought-provoking lyrics of urban life, hip-hop has transformed artistic expression for more than 30 years. This display of newly acquired hip-hop objects touches on the four main elements that make up hip-hop: DJing, MCing, graffiti art, and breakdancing.
This display features:

  • a jacket with graffiti, donated by Crazy Legs, one of the most influential break-dancers
  • a journal and book, Just My Take, from MC Lyte
  • vinyl records and a Technics turntable used by Grandmaster Flash
  • a Sharp boom box donated by pioneer graffiti artist Fab Five Freddy.
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