Hip Hop and Rock and Roll, both notoriously noted for being “rebellious” music, made its first major collaboration in 1986 with Run-DMC linking up with Aerosmith
for “Walk This Way.” Since then, numerous successful collaborations
between the two genres have been made, proving that music can move past
race, color, and creed. Now, over 20 years later the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is honoring Hip Hop by adding a Hip Hop exhibit to its extensive collection of memorabilia and relics.
in Cleveland, Ohio the Hip Hop exhibit at the Hall of Fame showcases a diverse collection of Hip Hop
memorabilia including concert flyers from
originators like Saul Abbetiello, Afrika Bambaataa and Phase Too , Slick Rick‘s famous eye patch, and Grandmaster Flash’s Kangol cap. Also included are items from Hip Hop’s later periods such as the 1998 lyric manuscript for
“Money,” an unreleased trackfrom Snoop Dogg and items from Andre 3000, Sean “Diddy” Combs and many others.
Paying homage to female emcees, memorabilia from Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah and Pepa of Salt-n-Pepa are also featured.
Admission to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum is $22 for
adults, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12) and $18 for adult
Greater Cleveland residents.
Children under 8 and museum members are free.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week. The hours are extended until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays.