Executive Producer and Tulane Grad Student Holly Hobbs wants to educate the world about Hip Hop in New Orleans. With her creation of The NOLA Hip Hop archives, founded in 2012, Holly has been working to collect information on the ‘bounce’ infused hip hop that developed out of New Orleans and provide a rich and detailed history on how it started. Along with the pieces of material that will be available for this catalog will be exclusive interviews from some of the highly influential rappers, DJs and producers of this era like Mannie Fresh, Mystikal, Partners N Crime, Dee-1, Ricky B, DJ Raj Smoove, Nesby Phips, Nicky da B & Rusty Lazer, and Queen Blackkold Madina, star of the Academy Award-winning Katrina documentary, Trouble the Water.
Starting in Spring 2014, the entire NOLA Hip Hop archives catalog, along with contributions from the Where They At Bounce Exhibit, will be accessible online and in physical form at the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University. The best part about getting all this information? It’s free of charge. Of course, the research won’t stop once the catalog goes global. Holly launched a Kickstarter program, raising money to continue and gain at least 30 more interviews to add to the A-Listers she’s already had the pleasure of meeting. But as the culture of Hip Hop continues to evolve, so will the project.
– Contributed by @Kd0tNikki