Hip-hop legend, Afrika Bambaataa's massive record collection will be archived and preserved in the Cornell University Library's Hip-Hop Collection and will soon be viewable to the public. The news comes after the end of Bambaataa's three year term as the Cornell Hip Hop Collection's first visiting scholar and was propelled by a $260,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Though the collection had been preserved by the school during his tenure as visiting scholar (and was even displayed in a gallery in 2013,) the new grant will offer the ability to accurately archive the collection and make the information widely available to students and the public. While Bambaataa has already personally annotated some the full list of records and images of many of the annotated covers will be made available to the public online.