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Make #HipHopHistory with a landmark collection of music, stunning visuals, and powerful stories collected in a 300-page book and 9 CDs.
Make #HipHopHistory with a landmark collection of music, stunning visuals, and powerful stories collected in a 300-page book and 9 CDs.
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Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap

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    Thanks for joining us!

    Thanks for being a part of making #HipHopHistory! We'll send you periodic updates on track lists, album art, production details and other behind-the-scenes features about our project.

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    Cling-on Decal of Box Set Cover Art

    A cling-on decal designed by Cey Adams, renowned visual artist and founding creative director of Def Jam. The artwork is a variation on the box set cover. 3" x 3" size.

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $4; the remainder of your payment is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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    Trading Cards designed by Mike Thompson

    Set of 9 limited-edition trading cards designed by one of today's best illustrators, Mike Thompson. The cards feature iconic hip-hop artists with information about them on the reverse.

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $14; the remainder of your payment is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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    Box Set and 9th Wonder Digital Remix

    One Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap box set, as well as 9th Wonder's remix based on Smithsonian Folkways' catalogue. The remix is only shared by the Smithsonian with our Kickstarter backers and we'll deliver it straight to your inbox!

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $151; if your payment exceeds this amount, the excess is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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    • One Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap box set
    • 9th Wonder Remix
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    Box Set BONUS Edition

    You'll get the full Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap and the 9th Wonder Remix. On top of that you'll get other great rewards listed below.

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $204; if your payment exceeds this amount, the excess is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

    Includes:
    • One Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap box set
    • 9th Wonder Remix
    • 1-year subscription to Smithsonian magazine
    • Trading Cards (set of 9) by Mike Thompson
    • Cling-on Decal by Cey Adams
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    TWO Box Sets

    Get TWO box sets plus the rewards below

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $301; if your payment exceeds this amount, the excess is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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    • TWO Smithsonian Anthologies of Hip-Hop and Rap
    • 9th Wonder Remix
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    Get ONE, Give ONE

    Get ONE box set and enable the Smithsonian to donate ONE to a college or university!

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $151; the remainder of your payment is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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    • 9th Wonder Remix
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    Printed Poster by Cey Adams

    18" x 18" frameable poster on high-quality silver paper of the box set cover art especially designed by Cey Adams for this project.

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $187; the remainder of your payment is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

    Includes:
    • Printed poster by Cey Adams
    • 9th Wonder Remix
    • One Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap box set
    • Trading Cards (set of 9) by Mike Thompson
    • Cling-on Decal by Cey Adams
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    TWO Box Set BONUS Editions

    You’ll get TWO Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap box sets and TWO digital downloads of the 9th Wonder Remix. On top of that, you’ll get DOUBLE of the other great rewards, as indicated below.

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $838; the remainder of your payment is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

    Includes:
    • TWO Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap box sets
    • TWO digital copies of the 9th Wonder Remix
    • TWO 1-year subscriptions to Smithsonian magazine
    • TWO sets of Trading Cards (set of 9) by Mike Thompson
    • TWO Cling-on Decals by Cey Adams
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    Three Anthology Box Set Package

    Smithsonian Folkways has released a number of great anthologies and compilations of music with African-American roots before the Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap. Dig deeper into this rich legacy with Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology (book, 6 CDs, 111 tracks), and Leadbelly: the Smithsonian Folkways Collection (book, 5 CDs, 108 tracks). That’s well over 20 hours of amazing music across three iconic collections!

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $385; the remainder of your payment is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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    • One Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology
    • One Leadbelly: the Smithsonian Folkways Collection
    • One Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap box set
    • Printed poster by Cey Adams
    • 9th Wonder Remix
    • Trading Cards (set of 9) by Mike Thompson
    • Cling-on Decal by Cey Adams
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    Autographed Poster of Box Set Cover

    The 18" x18" poster autographed by noted hip-hop artists working with the Smithsonian on the anthology. The poster is the box set cover art on high-quality silver paper especially designed by Cey Adams for this project.

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $387; the remainder of your payment is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

    Includes:
    • One autographed poster of the box set cover
    • 9th Wonder Remix
    • One Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap box set
    • Trading Cards (set of 9) by Mike Thompson
    • Cling-on Decal by Cey Adams
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    Tour of Museum and Folkways archives

    A museum curator will lead you and a friend on a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and an archivist will take you through the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings archives in Washington, DC. This tour with your fellow Kickstarter backers will be scheduled between January-June 2018. Please see "Important Information about the Tour Rewards" for details.

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $187; the remainder of your payment is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

    Includes:
    • Tour of Museum and Folkways Archives for you and a friend
    • Printed poster by Cey Adams
    • 9th Wonder Remix
    • One Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap box set
    • Trading Cards (set of 9) by Mike Thompson
    • Cling-on Decal by Cey Adams
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    Your Name in the Book!

    Get credit for making #HipHopHistory! We'll thank you by printing your name in the book.

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $187; the remainder of your payment is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

    Includes:
    • Your name in the Box Set book acknowledgements
    • Printed poster by Cey Adams
    • 9th Wonder Remix
    • One Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap box set
    • Trading Cards (set of 9) by Mike Thompson
    • Cling-on Decal by Cey Adams
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    Public Enemy Limited Print

    This is a print of an alternate painting created by B. E. Johnson for Public Enemy's legendary Fear of a Black Planet album cover. Autographed by Chuck D, founder of Public Enemy, poster artist B.E. Johnson and #HipHopHistory artist Cey Adams. 28.75" x 45" image size. 33" x 55" full print size.

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $838; the remainder of your payment is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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    • Public Enemy limited print
    • Your name in the Box Set book acknowledgements
    • Printed poster by Cey Adams
    • 9th Wonder Remix
    • One Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap box set
    • Trading Cards (set of 9) by Mike Thompson
    • Cling-on Decal by Cey Adams
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    Questlove-led Museum Tour

    Bring along one friend and come to Washington, DC, to tour our newest museum along with your fellow backers and none other than Questlove from the legendary Roots as your guide. You'll be joined by a museum curator as Questlove takes you through his favorite galleries, including the Musical Crossroads exhibition. An expert archivist also will guide you through the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings archives! We'll schedule the tour between Jan-Dec 2018. Please see "Important Information about the Tour Rewards" for details.

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $387; the remainder of your payment is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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    • Questlove-led Museum tour
    • Expert-led tour of Smithsonian Folkways Archives
    • Your name in the Box Set book acknowledgements
    • One autographed poster of the box set cover
    • 9th Wonder Remix
    • One Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap box set
    • Trading Cards (set of 9) by Mike Thompson
    • Cling-on Decal by Cey Adams
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    Limited-Edition Adidas Sneakers

    Hand-painted by artist Cey Adams in your shoe size (we'll ask for your shoe size at the end of our Kickstarter campaign). No two pairs will be identical!

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $390; the remainder of your payment is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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    • Limited-edition sneakers by Cey Adams
    • Your name in the Box Set book acknowledgements
    • Printed poster by Cey Adams
    • 9th Wonder Remix
    • One Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap box set
    • Trading Cards (set of 9) by Mike Thompson
    • Cling-on Decal by Cey Adams
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    Keith Haring (red) by Janette Beckman

    A limited edition (10/35) archival digital print of street artist Keith Haring, signed by the photographer Janette Beckman, in red. Dated 1985. 15” x 17” in size.

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $687; the remainder of your payment is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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    • Janette Beckman limited edition Keith Haring print (red)
    • Your name in the Box Set book acknowledgements
    • Printed poster by Cey Adams
    • 9th Wonder Remix
    • One Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap box set
    • Trading Cards (set of 9) by Mike Thompson
    • Cling-on Decal by Cey Adams
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    Keith Haring (blue) by Janette Beckman

    A limited edition (30/35) archival digital print of street artist Keith Haring, signed by the photographer Janette Beckman, in blue. Dated 1985. 15” x 17” in size.

    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $687; the remainder of your payment is deductible to the extent permitted by law.

    Includes:
    • Janette Beckman limited edition Keith Haring print (blue)
    • Your name in the Box Set book acknowledgements
    • Printed poster by Cey Adams
    • 9th Wonder Remix
    • One Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap box set
    • Trading Cards (set of 9) by Mike Thompson
    • Cling-on Decal by Cey Adams
    • Project Updates
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