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African American Studies

Search DELCAT Discovery for Hip Hop Research

Internet Resources for Hip Hop Research

The Internet has many useful web sites that can provide biographical information, discographies and general information regarding hip hop artists. Here are a few sites for starting your Internet search:

Library of Congress Headings

Try searching DELCAT Discovery by using subject headings that refer to careers/subject areas.   For assistance in selecting headings refer to the Library of Congress Subject Headings or Ask a Librarian. Below is a sample list of subject headings:


African American men
African American musicians
African American women--Biography
African American youth--Songs and music
African Americans--Biography
African Americans--Civil rights
African Americans--Languages
African Americans--Music
African Americans--Politics and suffrage
African Americans--Race identity
African Americans--Social conditions
Black English--United States
Black nationalism--United States
Break dancing
Hip-hop
Inner cities--United States
Jazz music
Jazz musicians
Music--social aspects
Music and race
Music and teenagers
Oral interpretation of poetry
Popular culture--United States
Popular music--United States
Race relations
Rap (music)
Rap musicians
Rhythm and blues music
Rhythm and blues musicians
Sound poetry
Sound recording industry
Street art
United States--Race relations
Violence in music
Whites