The Importance of Hip Hop

Hip hop music, also known as rap music, is a genre of popular music that came out of the South Bronx, New York, and was developed by African Americans and Latino Americans in the 1970s. The intentions of this guide is to provide a broad overview of resources for people interested in learning about Hip Hop.

A Conversation with Hip Hop's Pioneers, Born in the Bronx: A Conference Celebrating Hip Hop at Cornell: October 31, 2008

For additional discussion from the Hip Hop Conference visit: Conference@Cornell.