For over 18 months, Aubrey Edwards and Alison Fensterstock have dedicated their waking hours to creating the only archive of its kind; tracking down folks from a master list of nearly 80 artists/djs/label owners who played an architectural role in creating a very unique and specific sound of hip hop that was born in New Orleans. Please enjoy the site; it’s there for you to explore, to learn, and to listen to the narrative that defines a genre in the words of the people who created it. Feedback in the community forum is encouraged. This project is ongoing. There are many folks they have yet to find, and many amazing cassettes they have yet to upload to the archives.
Please visit the site: http://wheretheyatnola.com
The show is presently on display at the Smithsonian-affiliated Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans until August 1st.