Grammy Museum Puts Spotlight On Hip Hop Music, Culture
The exhibit is named for and based on ARIA Multimedia Entertainment’s book, “Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey.” Items on display include original, handwritten song lyrics from Tupac Shakur, Grandmaster Flash turntables, a hip hop sneaker gallery from the private collection of recording artist Everlast and more.
Hip hop has gone beyond music and permeated mainstream life, singer/songwriter Jimmy Jam said.
“It’s turned into art, its turned into clothing, its turned into a lifestyle,” he said. “It’s just culture now.”
During the exhibit’s run through May 4, the museum also plans to announce educational programs related to the exhibit.
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