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Boombox used by Public Enemy, c. 1986, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Public Enemy

Google Doodle today commemorates the birth of hip-hop

Friday, August 11, 2017

Today's Google Doodle is an interactive music game, commemorating the birth of hip-hop. Head on over to Google to give the turntable a spin!

You can explore hip-hop here at the Smithsonian, too. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is home to a wide collection of objects relating to hip-hop, including a large photo collection and memorabilia from a number of hip-hop artists. Browse the collection on their website. And in 2008, the National Portrait Gallery hosted the exhibition Recognize! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture. Visit the virtual exhibition to explore.

 


Header image credit: Boombox used by Public Enemy, c. 1986, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Public Enemy.