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Hip hop, Rap & R&B

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Carla-Mae Crookendale
Arts Research Librarian
(804) 827-0367
Cabell Library, Room 121-A
Subjects:Arts, Visual

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This guide can help you find some of VCU Libraries most popular book and journal titles, as well as useful Web resources for hip hop, rap & R&B topics. VCU Libraries has access to many music resources, here are the best databases to start searching for articles:

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Book cover, When the Beat Was BornCheck out this children's book illustrated by VCU Communications Arts Alumnus, Theodore Taylor III.  

  When the Beat Was Born:  DJ Kool Herc & the Creation of Hip Hop by Laban Carrick Hill.
  Cabell Library Juvenile Literature (4th fl.) ML3930.K68 H55 2013


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