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Scope and Content Note: Recordings featuring numerous Hip-hop and Rap musicians throughout the South compiled by Brian Lassiter, an Atlanta music producer and promoter.
Biographical Note: As a New York native and Howard University student, Brian Lassiter witnessed the introduction and rise of Hip-hop and Go-go music. After graduating in the 1980's, he moved to Atlanta where he started Downstairs Productions, the first of several businesses focused on the promotion, distribution, sales, and management of Rap and Hip-hop artists in Georgia and through the South. He's also written for several music magazines.
37 CD-Audio; 5 audiocassettes; 10 DAT; 4 LP records; 6 1/4" audio tapes; 3 VHS; 1 DVD-Video; 2 betacam
Subject Headings: Hip-hop music
Related materials in other repositories: Brian Lassiter Hip Hop Collection, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Provenance: Hargrett Library
Cite Collection As: Brian Lassiter Hip Hop Collection, 1986-2004. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries
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