This guide curates essential resources for developing a profile of the hip hop pioneer you've been assigned. The best way to approach the project is to begin with the resources on this page to gather background information. For now, focus on the big ideas. However, you have a limited number of words, so you can't include everything -- entire books have been written on some of these pioneers. So, once you establish a background understanding of your pioneer, work your way through the subsequent pages (use tabs to the left) of this guide to gather information that underscores their significance in the hip hop canon.
Herein, are sources for finding magazine and newspaper articles (both current and historical), visual and audio media, books, and scholarly sources. All play an important role in the development of your profile.