Classic CratesResearch Project

Classic Crates

About Classic Crates

The mission of Classic Crates is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the rich heritage of Hiphop as an American art form. The Hiphop Archive and Research Institute (HARI) and Harvard University’s Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library have partnered for the Classic Crates project that will feature 200 classic vinyl records selected by DJ and producer 9th Wonder. Peter Laurence of Loeb Music Library is the project liaison for this unique collaboration that will bring together a collection of Hiphop “standards,” along with LP versions of earlier recordings containing the original music used for their samples. The recordings and other related content will be housed and made available for research at the Music Library. (Read More)