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Minnesota Hip-Hop Collection

Identifier: GV013
The collection includes LPs, CDs (bulk), and MP3s of hip-hop albums. Also represented in the collection are marketing materials, publications, and video recordings collected over the last 10 years.


  • 1996-2014

Language of Materials


Restrictions on Access

The collection is open and available for use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright is retained by the copyright holders.


5 Linear Feet

168 Gigabytes

10 boxes


The Minnesota Hip-Hop collection is a collection of LPs, CDs, and MP3s reflecting Minnesota based Hip-Hop artists.

Historical Note

The collection of Minnesota Hip-Hop was collected and donated by Justin Schell. The collection focuses on national and international hip-hop artists that reside or are based out of Minnesota.


The collection is organized in the following four series:
  1. Audio Recordings
  2. Videos
  3. Publications
  4. Ephemera

Physical Location

Givens Vault

Other Finding Aid

An unpublished finding aid with more detailed contents is available upon request. Please contact the archivist for more information.


The collection was donated by Justin Schell to the Givens Collection in 2014.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid written by Kathryn Hujda, 2015, with generous support from Creative Heritage Initiative donors.
Minnesota Hip-Hop Collection
Lisa Calahan
December 2014
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Givens Collection of African American Literature Collecting Area