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  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: July 17
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Kanye West Speaks At Harvard Graduate School of Design
    Kanye West has been known to surprise fans, and he did just that when he showed up at the Harvard Graduate School of Design today. Joined by DONA creative director Virgil Abloh, Kanye spoke to students about design, creativity, and the possibility of building a utopia in a short speech.
  • Cover of Harvard University Introduces The Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship
    Nas is one of the most respected emcees in the game, and it seems his clout is only growing, with the announcement that Harvard is creating a fellowship in his name. The announcement comes as a joint project between the Hip-Hop Archive and the W. E. B.
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