Skip to Main Content

University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rap and Hip-Hop Research Resources

This guide provides an overview of Rap and Hip-Hop resources available through the Music & Performing Arts Library and other libraries across campus.


For those looking for further reading, this page collects a sampling of additional resources from the catalog on rap and hip-hop criticism, history, photography, and instruction. For viewing suggestions, see the box of selected video materials at the bottom of the page.

As you look through, remember that this is just a small selection of rap and hip-hop resources at the Library! Browse the library catalog for additional material and remember that you can always reach out to a librarian or ask at the service desk if you can't find what you're looking for.

Selected Books from the Catalog

Selected Video Materials