Digital Commonwealth

Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive

University of Massachusetts Boston, Joseph P. Healey Library

The Lecco’s Lemma collection 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. The Lecco’s Lemma collection is part of the Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive in the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston.