NOLA Hip Hop Archive Project Collection
Scope and Contents
The NOLA Hip Hop Archive was founded by Holly Hobbs, a Ph.D. candidate at Tulane University, in 2012. The goal of Hobbs’ project is to add to the growing body of documentation of hip hop and bounce oral histories in New Orleans, Louisiana, in order to highlight the music's role as an important community art form. With the assistance of videographer Dick Darby and production assistant Colin Meneghini, Hobbs conducted a series of videotaped interviews with hip hop and bounce artists and pioneers in New Orleans, which form the basis for this collection. Additional interviews will be added as they are completed, as will ephemeral material including show flyers, posters, etc. collected by Hobbs and others. To date, the NOLA Hip Hop Archive has focused on the recording and collection of digital videotaped oral histories.
The collection currently contains 48 videotaped interviews with leading hip hop and bounce artists, including: Mannie Fresh, Mystikal, KLC, Nesby Phips, Dee-1, Partners-n-Crime, Leroy "Precise" Edwards, Ricky B, Black Menace, DJ Raj Smoove, Raw Dizzy, 6-shot, DJ Jubilee, Sinista, Sess 4-5, Truth Universal, DJ Quickie Mart, Impulss, Big Dyce, Skip UTP, DJ EF Cuttin, Nicky da B, DJ Rusty Lazer, Dave Soul, DJ Black n Mild, K Gates, Melaphyre, Allie Baby, Keedy Black, The Show, 10th Ward Buck, Lucky Johnson, DJ Spin, and Queen Blackkold Madina.
- Created: 2012-2014
- Other: Date acquired: 03/11/2013
- Hobbs, Holly (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Audiovisual materials stored offsite. Please contact Reference Desk of the Amistad Research Center for inquiries.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright to these materials has been assigned to the Amistad Research Center. It is the responsibility of an researcher to secure permission for publication or use from the Amistad Research Center for any material contained in this collection.
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Technical Access Requirements
Interviews are accessible via the NOLA Hip Hop and Bounce Archive.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
Accruals and Additions
Initial deposit of interview tapes in 2012; addenda received in August 2013, July 2014, and December 2014.
Processed in 2014.
- African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Music
- Bounce (Music) -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
- Bounce (Music) -- Social aspects -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
- Hip-hop -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
- Hip-hop -- Social aspects -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
- New Orleans (La.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
- Rap (Music) -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
- Rap (Music) -- Social aspects -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
- NOLA Hip Hop Archive Project Collection
- Christopher Harter and Brenda Flora
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