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Brian Lassiter Hip-hop collection

Brian Lassiter Hip-hop collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Brian Lassiter Hip-hop collection
Creator: Lassiter, Brian
Inclusive Dates: 1986-2009
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.75 Linear Feet (2 document boxes and 1 oversize box)
Collection Number: ms4382
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

As a New York native and Howard University student, Brian Lassiter witnessed the introduction and rise of Hip-hop and Go-go music. After graduating in the 1980's, he moved to Atlanta where he started Downstairs Productions, the first of several businesses focused on the promotion, distribution, sales, and management of Rap and Hip-hop artists in Georgia and through the South. He's also written for several music magazines.

Scope and Content

This collection includes posters, flyers, magazines, label and artist promotional kits, and audio and video recordings featuring numerous Hip-hop and Rap musicians throughout the South compiled by Brian Lassiter, an Atlanta music producer and promoter.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Brian Lassiter Hip-hop collection, ms 4382, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

African American business enterprises -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
African American musicians -- Georgia.
African American women musicians -- United States.
Music -- Georgia.
Musicians -- Georgia.
Promotional materials.
Rap (Music) -- Periodicals.
Rap (Music).

Related Collections in this Repository

Published materials accompanying this collection have been cataloged individually and have an associated collection note.

The audiovisual materials related to this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archives.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11 Atlanta Star Report
12Business files
2Gucci Mane bobblehead
13-4Promotional material
2Promotional stickers