Wednesday, June 13, 2018

880 South: Oakland, Oakland Museum of California


NEW SHOW AT OAKLAND MUSEUM

“Respect: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom” tells the story of Oakland-specific Hip-Hop, beginning with pre-rap, through breakdancing, and into mainstream culture.  In a darkened room, I viewed a film loop that covered influential performers ranging from local resident MC Hammer performing “Can’t Touch Me” in his trademark baggy pants to current wonder Kendrick Lamar in his award-winning hair’s-on-fire “Humble” video.  Pre-teens from a school group screamed atmospherically at appropriate times.  Among the artifacts displayed are a freaky pair of Adidas sneakers with soles lined with real teeth.  Runs through August 12.

Adidas sneakers with real teeth as soles in "Respect: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom" show at Oakland Museum
Adidas sneakers with real teeth as soles in "Respect: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom" show at Oakland Museum


exhibit room at "Respect: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom" show at Oakland Museum
exhibit room at "Respect: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom" show at Oakland Museum


gift shop goods for "Respect: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom" show at Oakland Museum
gift shop goods for "Respect: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom" show at Oakland Museum



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images ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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