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African American Studies: Hip-Hop History

This guide highlights African American Studies resources that are available via the Fordham University Libraries.

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.
  • For additional book selections at Fordham, search the library catalog.
  • Refer to the Finding Books tab for additional tips about accessing books at Fordham and beyond.
  • For additional sources, use the Articles & Databases or News & Magazines tabs to find articles on your topic.

The Birthplace of Hip-Hop in the Bronx

Reference Books

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

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