HipHop Archive

INTRODUCTION

The NOLA Hiphop Archive is a digital archive of New Orleans hiphop and bounce founded in 2012 by director Holly Hobbs and supported by the Amistad Research Center and the N.O. Center for the Gulf South. New Orleans has fostered an influential hiphop scene since the 1990s and yet the city’s foundational rappers, producers and DJs remain largely invisible as creators of “New Orleans music.” To date, the NOLA Hiphop Archive contains more than thirty-five videotaped interviews with pioneering rap and bounce artists like Mannie Fresh, Mystikal, KLC, DJ Jubilee and Ricky B.