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New York, NY – On July 22 2021, Mayor Bill De Blasio announced that the City of New York will host concerts in each of the five boroughs, between August 14th and 22nd, working in partnership with Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) to produce NYC Homecoming Week. Executive Director and President Rocky Bucano declared, “Hip Hop culture reflects the mosaic that makes NYC, with its sound coming from all genres and spanning many communities. This is our love letter to music fans from all over NYC.” 

The Bronx, NY – Today, the Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM)is excited to announce their expanded partnership with Microsoft, as the leading global technology company gifts the museum $5,000,000 on behalf of their AI for Cultural Heritage program. Microsoft’s AI for Cultural Heritage program leverages the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to empower people and organizations dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of cultural heritage.

The state of New York announced Thursday that it would contribute $3.7 million to the Universal Hip Hop Museum, a $80 million institution dedicated to the musical genre set to open in the Bronx in 2023.

Governor Andrew Cuomo officially signed off on the $3.7 million grant as part of a larger package of economic and community development funding statewide, CNN reports.

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