Legendary to the Game

Michael Webster Collection

DJ Web is significant to understanding Atlanta’s early hip-hop scene and the role of the DJ in the experience. As one of the first mixtape and club DJs, Webster is recognized by many DJ's as the person who sparked their interests in the craft. He is part of the resident DJs of the infamous Jellybean's Skating Rink (fictionalized in the feature film "ATL") and he influenced the circulation of early rap to a generation of youth growing up in Atlanta's Southwest community during the early 80s. His vinyl collection is extensive and diverse, crossing musical genres between 1977 through early 2000's. His collection also includes original autographs, paraphernalia including original fliers and posters that document the social scene of early Hip Hop in Atlanta.

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Curating Hip Hop Pedagogies

HipHop2020 Collection

The HipHop2020 Collection focuses on the preservation of content produced since 2007, when the HipHop2020 Curriculum Project was launched on the campus of Morehouse College, through its current incubation in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This collection includes CDs (1994-2012), photos, videos, course work, classroom activities, original autographs, student work, and a host of digital artifacts and music that influence the design and curation of pedagogies utilizing Hip Hop as a tool for enhancing the social, civic, emotional, spiritual, and political identities of youth and youth influencers engaged in justice-oriented STEM and humanities instruction.