For The Culture: 'Golden Age of Hip Hop' Collection Opening Fall '16

David Salidor, courtesy of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

David Salidor, courtesy of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Anticipation for the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is at an all time high with their recent announcement of a collection of photographs documenting the “Golden Age of Hip-Hop” (up until the early ’00s). Opening in the fall,  the collection will boast photos obtained by music critic and industry lifer Bob Adler. Adler has Polaroids and publicity shots of rappers he was covering as a critic at the Ann Arbor Sun and then later on as a curator at Eyejammie Fine Arts, a hip-hop photo gallery in New York City. The photo collection covers a spectrum of rap Gods from Eazy-E, Big Daddy Kane, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard to KRS-One, Black Sheep and Mary J. Blige, in both candid and iconic moments. This collection will definitely be worth the lines tourists and hypebeasts sure to come.