Melbourne’s Australian Music Vault has teamed up with several prominent industry figures to launch a new display celebrating the past, present and future of Australian hip hop.
The exhibition is set to compile the history of hip hop in Australia from the 1980s until today, paying tribute to its American influences as well as tracing the politics, cultural identities, aspirations and challenges which underpin the genre in Australia.
As well as offering a historiographical overview of the emergence of hip-hop in Australia, the exhibition with showcase a host of samplers, posters, costumes, microphones, magazines and records from a host of important Australian hip hop artists, including Hilltop Hoods, Sampa The Great, Drapht, Elefant Trax, A.B Original and many more.
The Australian Music Vault will also be coordinating a series of hip-hop workshops and youth education programs to coincide with the exhibition.
Head to australianmusicvault.com.au for all the details.