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Gemini helps make music history

Gemini Sound Products Corp.has been honored to be part of the History of Hip Hop Exhibit that is touring museums across North America.

GrandMaster Flash's original Gemini mixer and his namebearing "Flashformer" have become part of the history of Hop Hop  This groundbreaking Hip Hop exhibit examines the music, language, and lifestyle of hip hop music and its social, political and economic influence on America's popular culture over the past 25 years. The artifact-rich exhibition displays more than 400 items including Cab Calloway's yellow zoot suit, items from Notorious B.I.G., Ice T's first gold necklace, and the diamond ring worn by Tupac Shakur. Video, photography and interactive computer stations that teach the art of "scratching" round out the exhibition to create a youth-oriented, multi-media exhibition devoted to the artistic styles of hip hop's pioneers and today's industry leaders.

MX-475 Mixer

Entrance to the  Hip Hop Museum

Hip Hop Mall

The exhibit is divided into 4 sections . . .

  • The Block Party - The party begins with deejaying, emceeing, break dancing, graffiti and fashion.

  • The Roots - Artifacts, equipment and styles are displayed from 1970s' pioneers like Cab Calloway, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Cool Herc and Afrika Bambaataa.
  • The Golden Era - Recall the creative explosion in the mid-80s through 1990 led by Salt N' Pepa, N.W.A., Rakim, Slick Rick, Run DMC, Beastie Boys and Public Enemy.
  • Pop Goes the Culture - MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice topped pop charts in the early 90s and hip hop has dominated American culture ever since. The music's influence extends to advertising, fashion and other genres of music including R&B and rock acts from TLC and R. Kelly to Korn, Limp Bizkit and Kid Rock.

Hip Hop will be exhibited through May 27, 2002 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL. For more details visit


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