Welcome to the HipHop2020 Innovation Archive!
The HipHop2020 Innovation Archive is powered by the Four Four Beat Labs and supported by the Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center (DILAC) located in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication in the Ivan Allen College at Georgia Tech. The archive has both a physical and digital component, and includes open-source collections and educational resources informed by the Hip Hop Archive and curated for secondary and post-secondary humanities instruction and computational media making.
We present one of our most dynamic collections from Michael Webster, aka DJ Web. DJ Web is significant to understanding Atlanta’s early hip-hop scene and the role of the DJ in the experience. As one of the first mixtape and club DJs, Webster is recognized by many DJ's as the person who sparked their interests in the craft. He is part of the resident DJs of the infamous Jellybean's Skating Rink (fictionalized in the feature film "ATL") and he influenced the circulation of early rap to a generation of youth growing up in Atlanta's neighborhood communities during the early 80s. His vinyl collection is extensive and diverse, crossing musical genres between 1977 through early 2000's. His collection also includes original autographs, paraphernalia including original fliers and posters that document the social scene of early Atlanta Hip Hop.