In 1996, I wrote "Research interest has recently emerged in the popular African-American musical idiom known as Rap and continues to grow as social and cultural scholars embark on a serious study of Rap music and culture. Therefore, the student, scholar, and general library patron may seek information on Rap and its relationship to the African-American community."* This Hip Hop Culture LibGuide lists resources related to hip-hop culture and rap music, including background information, reference sources, research databases, discography compilations, streaming music, video recordings, and Web sites.
Please feel free to contact me for your Hip Hop Culture and Rap Music research needs.
*Leta Hendricks (1996) "Getting Hip to the Hop: A Rap Bibliography/Discography," Music Reference Services Quarterly, 4:4, 17-57, DOI: 10.1300/J116v04n04_02