Thursday, February 10, 2011

Grammy Museum Celebrates Hip-Hip: A Cultural Odyssey Book Launch & Exhibit

The legendary Afrika Bambaataa spinning at the event above.

via Variety

Hip-hop is receiving its first major exhibition at the Grammy Museum, as "Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey" opened this week in the L.A. Live facility.

The show, which runs at the Recording Academy's facility through May 4, is especially timely this Grammy Week. Rapper Eminem is this year's top Grammy nominee, with 10 nods including recognition in the top categories of album, record and song of the year. Earlier this week, hip-hop was feted in the Grammy Foundation's annual preservation event at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.

The Grammy Museum exhibit was timed to coincide with the Feb. 8 publication of Aria Multmedia's like-titled tome, an overview of hip-hop history edited by Jordan Sommers with contributions by such well-known observers as Dan Charnas (author of the well-reviewed new book "The Big Payback"), Cheo Hodari Coker and Greg Tate.

Read the full story HERE

Photos from the event:
Patrick McMullan

Interviews with Money B, DJ Z-Trip and DJ Quik from the event below courtesy of SeanBourgoisWebb.

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