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Three days of mural painting by world renowned graffiti artists helped commemorate a city wide celebration of Hip Hop culture; Hip Hop; Unbound From the Underground.
The Cornell exhibition; Now Scream!, highlights the Cornell Hip Hop Collection featuring thousands of recordings, photographs, flyers and other hip-hop memorabilia, most of it dating from 1977-1985.
The graffiti mural painting event: Get-Up State was made possible by the Tompkins County Public Library, with paint generously donated by Ironlak AVT Paints (Australia), organized by Cap Matches Color, with approval by Chris Quinlan, Business Services Manager at Cornell University Press.
More than forty five artists from the mid west to europe collaborated together on murals that cover the entire exterior of the Cornell University Press building at 770 Cascadilla St.
Other related events in downtown Ithaca included performances by Cornell Visiting Scholar Afrika Bambaataa and Wu Tang Clan's GZA, and related exhibitions at the Tompkins County Public Library and the History Center.