Yup. The Godfather of Hip-Hop, Afrika Bambaataa, will have his vintage rare record collection preserved by Cornell University. To the younger hip-hop generation, get out your notepads!!! Hit the jump.

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Afrika just completed a three-year term as a visiting scholar at the Cornell University and now will have his complete DJ collection archived by the Cornell Library Hip-Hop Collection.

According to the Cornell Chronicle, a grant of $260,000 was issued from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Bambaataa’s records will be available to researchers, students and the public.

The record collection includes 450 containers with 20,000 vinyl records, most of which are annotated by Bambaataa himself and are actually in chronological order starting from the date they were purchased.

Katherine Reagan on behalf of Cornell stated:

“This unique, hand-inscribed documentation by one of hip-hop’s founding DJs will enable students and scholars to reconstruct hip-hop’s invention through its most celebrated and influential collection of records. In preserving Bambaataa’s archive and making it open and accessible, Cornell University Library will support a growing body of international scholars and educators who study hip-hop not only for its global influence on popular music, art and style, but its role in articulating social and political issues.”

Hip-hop lives.