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New York - Researching: Hip-Hop History

Provides an overview of resources for researching New York City and the State of New York.

Hip-Hop Culture in New York City

This page holds a selection of resources for studying the history of Hip-Hop culture in New York City.

  • The Reference books below contain general and biographical information with cited sources that will lead to additional articles and resources.
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The Birthplace of Hip-Hop in the Bronx

Reference Books

Local Resources

Background Research Tools

Selection of Books

Journal of Hip Hop Studies

Fordham Prep Hip-Hop Event Ticket

Image credit: Cheeba Crew at Fordham Prep in 1979 via Hip Hop Party and Event Flyers collection of the Cornell University Hip Hop Collection.

Oral Histories

Digital Collections

Reference & Instruction Department

Reference & Instruction Department
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