There is a Kickstarter campaign aimed at supporting a digital archive for New Orleans hip-hop. New Orleans has been amongst the most fertile locations in producing hip-hop talent, including the Cash Money and No Limit movements and rappers ranging from Big Freedia to Jay Electronica. The NOLA Hip-Hop Archive was founded by PhD student Holly Hobbs in 2012, and has received the support of the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University.

Having already conducted 30 interviews with artists ranging from Mannie Fresh to Mystikal, the Archive is looking for $6,000 to conduct 30 more interviews and get the word out about the mission. The Archive will officially launch to the public in Spring 2014. Six days into the campaign, the Archive has raised more than $1,000, but there are only 13 days left before the funding period expires.

[via Kickstarter]

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