chapter  1
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“The streetz iz a mutha”: The street and the formation of a Hip Hop Linguistics (HHLx)

I begin this book with an anecdote from the “Hiphop Community Activism and Education Roundtable,” at Harvard University’s W. E. B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research. The roundtable was organized by Marcyliena Morgan, Director of the Hiphop Archive (now at Stanford), the first national archive established to preserve, document, and support the development of Hip Hop Culture around the globe.