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USF PROFESSOR TAPPED TO CURATE HIP-HOP COLLECTIONS FOR THE SMITHSONIAN

Aisha Durham

Aisha Durham, Associate Professor

Dr. Aisha Durham, an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, currently serves as an advisor for the National Museum of African American History and as recently selected to curate the first multimedia hip hop collection to chronicle the development of the culture for the Smithsonian Institute. 

The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap is collaborative effort with scholars and hip-hop luminaries, such as QuestLove, Chuck D, and LL Cool J. The box set was scheduled for an August 20th release, in conjunction with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. 

Additional hip-hop and rap-related collections can be found from across the Smithsonian.

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