New York Public Library

Hip-Hop Through the Decades

A Program featuring New York Public Library (Columbus Branch)

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About this Program

A listening party and educational talk, journeying through the key artists, musical milestones, and cultural touchpoints of the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s Hip Hop scenes. (With accessible and tactile art components)

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Throughout the past few decades, hip-hop has been a growing and dominating genre in main-stream music. In this four week class, students will learn how hip-hop started out in the early 70s, how it grew in the main stream into the 80s, up until the twenty-first century. Students will learn the different artists of each decade, and how each of these artists contributed to the hip-hop genre. Such artists will include DJ Kool Herc, Grand Master Flash, Run-DMC, Queen Latifah, The Notorious B.I.G, and others. Students will also understand the different characteristics of hip-hop such as the rhythms, technologies used in creating hip-hop music, type of fashion and more. Tactile accessible images will be used to convey the art and style of the images of the times.

This 4-session event will take place in person at the Andrew Heiskell Library June 10, 17, 24, and July 1.

Audience: Adults, Persons with Disabilities

June 10, 2023, 07:00 PM

07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

About The Speakers

New York Public Library

New York Public Library

Columbus Branch


New York Public Library

New York Public Library

476 5th Ave, New York

40 West 20th Street, New York, NY, 10011


Main Sponsor

Queens Public Library



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