To Pimp A Butterfly will be sitting alongside legendary works Illmatic, The Low End Theory, and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill as part of a 200 album archive that is currently in the works.
The prestigious US college has recruited Harvard fellow 9th Wonder, who has produced for Little Brother, Destiny’s Child, and Mary J. Blige, to curate the forthcoming Classic Crates project in collaboration with the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute (HARI).
Ten albums will be archived into the collection this year, and every year to follow, until the project features 200 albums. The collaboration will “bring together a collection of Hiphop ‘standards,’ along with LP versions of earlier recordings containing the original music used for their samples.” The recordings and other related content will be housed and made available for research at the Music Library.
You can read more about Classic Crates here.
#Repost @9thwonder with @repostapp ・・・ In 2012, I was chosen to be a Harvard University Fellow at The Dubois Institute under the direction of @henrylouisgates and Dr. Marcy Morgan. I chose the research project "These Are The Breaks"….a collection of albums that are the standard of the culture…..200 in all in no particular order. These are the first four we chose to start with….to live for forever in the Harvard Library…and to be forever placed in the canon…complete with liner notes and the vinyl that was used in the production of the album…… To live forever…. 4 down.. 196 to go….