You might remember we looked at Afrika Bambaataa’s awesome record collection being transferred to Cornell University in the past, and we really wished we could have popped over the Atlantic to check it out. Now the Smithsonian Museum are building a collection of cool Hip Hop ephemera to rival that at Cornell with a chunk of gear owned by J. Dilla. Donated by Dilla’s mother, the kit will be going into the National Museum of African American History and Culture when it opens in 2016. Other gear by greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, George Clinton and Chuck D will also be on show, but it’s Dilla’s Minimoog and MIDI kit that revolutionised Hip Hop beats that we’re interested in. Check out the video to find out more.

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