Afrika Bambaataa Named Cornell Visiting Scholar

The university contains the nation's largest archive on Hip-Hop culture

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afrika bambaataa dj headphonesFrom The Associated Press

Hip hop pioneer DJ Afrika Bambaataa has been appointed to a three-year term as a visiting scholar at Cornell University.

The appointment announced Tuesday was made by Cornell University Library’s Hip Hop Collection in conjunction with the Ivy League school’s music department.

Cornell officials say the university’s library contains the largest national archive on hip hop culture.

Bambaataa will visit the upstate New York campus several days each year to talk to classes, meet with student and community groups and perform.