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Houston Hip Hop Archives Network 

 

The "Houston Hip Hop Archives Network," a partnership developed by the CERCL and the University of Houston Libraries for preserving the artifacts of Houston hip hop houses the following materials in the CERCL Archival Collection.

Over the last forty years, the cultural expression known as hip hop has proliferated and grown in expansive and important ways. Hip hop continues to impact societies across the world, even -- and especially -- here in Houston.

The Center is engaged in various projects—from creating an archive to developing innovative lecture courses—in order to highlight and appreciate hip hop’s cultural and social impact on local and global communities, increase the spotlight on Houston hip-hop, preserve its importance for future generations, and underscore hip-hop’s role as a space where community and intellectual leadership is generated and cultivated.

SLFEMP | Mike Frost Archive Panel Discussion

In October 2017, Mike Frost (SLFEMP) joined CERCL's Hip Hop Archival Collection housed at the Woodson Research Center Special Collections and University Archives in Rice’s Fondren Library. The donation of his extensive catalog of work on album covers, photographs and posters documenting Houston's underground rap culture make these materials available for scholars and other interested parties for generations to come. An event to announce the archive included a 1000 photo slideshow and panel discussion "SLFEMP 1999-2017".

SwishaHouse Archives/Panel Discussion

In March 2013, SwishaHouse joined CERCL's Hip Hop Archival Collection housed at the Woodson Research Center Special Collections and University Archives in Rice’s Fondren Library. This donation of materials, papers, platinum records, and many other artifacts make these materials available for scholars and other interested parties for generations to come. An event to announce the archive included a panel discussion "SwishaHouse: Leaders in Houston Hip Hop, Past and Present".

Pimp C Archives/Panel Discussion

Panel discussion to discuss the legacy of Chad "Pimp C" Butler and celebrate his participation in CERCL's Hip Hop Archival Collection housed at the Woodson Research Center Special Collections and University Archives in Rice’s Fondren Library. Pimp C was a founding member of UGK along with Bernard "Bun B" Freeman in Port Arthur, Texas.

HaviKoro Archives/Panel Discussion/Breaking Competition

A full weekend of events including a panel discussion, breaking competition and exhibit to celebrate HaviKoro's Anniversary, City of Houston Proclamation, and induction into CERCL's Hip Hop Archival Collection housed at the Woodson Research Center Special Collections and University Archives in Rice’s Fondren Library.

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