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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rap and Hip-Hop Research Resources: Sound Recordings and Lyrics

Sound Recordings

The library holds sound recordings of many rap and hip-hop recording artists.  Use the catalog to search for artists or albums from Busta Rhymes to L L Cool J.  Most are held at Residence Hall Libraries, but here are some recordings held at MPAL, as well as some useful online music services.

Lyrics and Song Analysis

Instruction and Study