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Grammy Museum Opens First Hip-Hop Exhibit

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The Los Angeles Grammy Museum has announced that it will be debuting it’s first hip-hop exhibit next week, to coincide with the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

The interactive exhibit, titled “Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey,” will open on Saturday, Feb. 5, and will be on display through May 4. The exhibit, which shares the same title as the the large-format photography book it is based on, will take visitors through the history of hip-hop, from its birthplace in New York to its influence on the rest of the world.

The exhibit features interactive listening and mixing stations, rare footage and photographs and various hip-hop memorabilia, including handwritten lyrics penned by Tupac Shakur, a Run-D.M.C. leather jacket and pants set, worn during their “Walk This Way” performance with Aerosmith, Grandmaster Flash‘s turntables, one of LL Cool J‘s signature Kangols and troop jacket, and a “hip-hop sneaker gallery.”

The exhibit opens Saturday, March 4, at the Grammy Museum, located just a block from the Los Angeles Staples Center, where the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 13. For more information, visit

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