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Why Is Smithsonian Folkways Putting Out a Rap Album?
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3/2/2018 at 11:19:49 PM GMT
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Why Is Smithsonian Folkways Putting Out a Rap Album?

By Glenn Dixon — 

"Washington’s most impressive record collection sits on the second floor of a blocky office building on Maryland Avenue near the Mall. Lined floor to ceiling with more than 13,000 old albums, the Smithsonian Folkways archive is a record fiend’s dream—an invaluable trove of fascinating sounds from around the country and the world.

Though this collection is part of the Smithsonian Institution, it’s not a museum. Rather, it’s a working record company, albeit one whose offices could quite easily lure tourists away from the actual museums a few blocks away. (It’s open to the public by appointment.)

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To continue reading, visit the full article on the Washingtonian website.

Dixon, Glenn. "Why Is Smithsonian Folkways Putting Out a Rap Album?" Washingtonian (March 1, 2018). <https://www.washingtonian.com/2018/03/01/smithsonian-folkways-rap-album-huib-schippers/>



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