Hip Hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa has been appointed visiting scholar at Cornell University.

According to Cornell.edu, Cornell University Library’s Hip Hop Collection has appointed Bambaataa as a visiting scholar for a three-year term. He will visit the Ithaca, New York campus several days each year to “meet with classes, talk to student and community groups, and perform.”

This marks the first faculty appointment of a Hip Hop pioneer at a major university.

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Cornell University Library, the largest national archive on Hip Hop culture, documents its history by preserving photographs, recordings, flyers and more.

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