DC's Af Am Museum to host historic hip hop block party in August
Photo courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is set to throws it’s first Hip-Hop block party this summer, according to the Smithsonian.

The block party will be in celebration of the one-year anniversary of the “Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap” which will feature performances by national and local DMV artists, per The Root. There will also be presentations and other activities allowing attendees to explore the influences and origins of the dopest music genre of all time.

According to WTOP, last year, the museum released the anthology that chronicles “hip-hop’s growth and impact from the parks of the Bronx to the broadest areas of the American experience and worldwide influence,” a Smithsonian news release said.

According to WUSA9, it’s a one of a kind collection chronicling hip-hop’s growth and impact on American and the world stage. The collection was launched in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Attendees will also be able to tour the museum’s exhibitions, including “Represent: Hip-Hop Photography.” The museum’s Sweet Home Café will also cook up a hip-hop-inspired menu.

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2 replies on “National African American museum to host hip-hop block party”

  1. They didn’t even post the tickets they kept saying go to the site and they would make you go in circles and then out of nowhere all the tickets were gone sold out I waited all night and was on the side every hour and then out of nowhere I’ll take a Sold Out they knew exactly that they didn’t want certain folks there this is not a party for people it’s a party for certain people in the district the people that get the tickets without even trying the nepotism in this in city is ridiculous

  2. In response to Tarsha Devoe, I guess we need to get a head start & plan in advance for next year. Smh, ridiculous!

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