Happy Valentine’s Day! The HARI Valentine’s Day playlist seeks to show the range, depth, and commitment of Hiphop artists as they use their craft to express their relationships to love and to their love interests. Enjoy!
“What made A Tribe Called Quest special is that if one looks closely enough, it is possible to believe that they were sent here directly by some wild-dreaming ancestors, straight from another era.” – Hanif Abdurraqib
The mission of the REFORM Alliance is to “dramatically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system.”
On January 12, 2019, the Songwriters Hall of Fame announced Missy Elliott will be honored at the 50th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner as a 2019 Inductee. Missy is the first woman hiphop artist and third hiphop artist ever to receive the honor.
“It is half a century since the Last Poets stood in Harlem, uttered their first words in public, and created the blueprint for hiphop. At an intimate open house session, they explain why their revolutionary words are still needed.”
Happy New Year! What are your goals for this year? Listen to HARI's Motivational Playlist as you start working on those 2019 resolutions!
What is a holiday season without the perfect soundtrack? Check out HARI’s ‘A Hiphop Christmas’ Playlist featuring Kurtis Blow, Run DMC, Tyler the Creator, Gucci Mane, The Temptations and more. Enjoy!
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 12:00pm
The Hiphop Archive & Research Institute
104 Mount Auburn St., Floor 3R, Cambridge, MA
“Like many who are now incarcerated, I was the victim of a miscarriage of justice. I got lucky, but because of dysfunctional, discriminatory rules, most don’t.”
The year was 1993. It had been twenty years since Kool Herc partied at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue and it was clear a presumed ‘moment’ was, in fact, a movement. Hiphop was vibrant, dynamic and only getting bigger and better.