The Lecco’s Lemma Collection is part of the Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive at UMass Boston and consists of artist demo tapes and broadcasts from the Lecco’s Lemma radio show, a rap music show that was founded by Magnus Johnstone and ran from 1985 to 1988 on local college radio stations WMBR (88.1 FM) and WZBC (90.3 FM). The Lecco’s Lemma Collection contains both artist demos that were given to Magnus, as well as recordings of the show made by Willie “Loco” Alexander, who regularly taped the show throughout its run. Some of the recordings of the show by Willie Alexander are available online now as part of this collection. The bulk of these show recordings will be available online in 2017.
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The Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive was launched on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at a public event at the Boston Public Library. Learn more about the Launch Event by visiting Open Archives News.
The Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive has been supported with a grant from the UMass President’s Creative Economy Initiative Fund and through the support of the Boston Public Library.