A 30-day Kickstarter campaign is underway for the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, a powerful cultural statement told through an unequaled combination of music, text and stunning visuals. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is producing and releasing this compilation, which includes nine CDs, more than 120 tracks and a 300-page book with extensive liner notes, essays by artists and scholars, and never-before-published photographs from the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s collection. Backers of Kickstarter will have the chance to get the anthology before it arrives in stores and at production cost, with other amazing rewards available, too. The Kickstarter campaign will run through November 15. Its goal is $250,000, where all funds will go toward the costs of producing the anthology. It’s time to make #HipHopHistory.