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February 12, 2022 – The New York Post dug deep with Rocky Bucano, UHHM’s Founder and Executive Director, to learn details about the upcoming Metaverse and what that experience can mean to visitors and participants. In the words of Mike Carnevale, whose Carnevale Interactive is overseeing the design in cooperation with Microsoft and MIT, “You’re not in the audience watching this on screen, your brain believes you are truly there.” Read the full article here.

December 14, 2021 – Henry Stewart’s DAM & Museums 2022 Virtual Event is honored to present Martha Diaz, UHHM’s Chair of Archives, Curatorial, and Educational Affairs, as its keynote speaker. On February 2, 2022, Martha will speak on the future of the Universal Hip Hop Museum and perpetuating cultural history with “Preserving the History of Local and Global Hip Hop Culture – Rich Digital Assets of Past, Present and Future.” Tickets for this live streamed event are available now

January 20, 2022 – Omny.FM’s celebrated podcast “The History of Being Black” aired a truly remarkable episode when UHHM Executive Director Rocky Bucano was its guest. Host Eunice Elliott dug deep with Rocky. Listen to their conversation here.

B-Boy Document The Universal Hip Hop Museum
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December 10, 2021 – B-Boy Document releases an exclusive collectors edition, loaded with photos by Photo Rob and interviews with Hip Hop leaders and icons. The 24th issue is 144 pages and includes Chuck D, Rocky Bucano, Pete Nice, Paradise Gray, Martha Diaz, Adam Silverstein, Nana Ashurst, SenYon Kelly, Elai Tubo, Michael Holman, Reggie Peters, Ed Young, Mark Green, Cutman LG, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Haitian Star, and MC Globe. The magazine contains no advertisements and is available for pre-sale now.

December 10, 2021 – Happening in the Bronx, where it’s supposed to, the Universal Hip Hop Museum presents Bridge the Gap Showcase on Thursday December 16, at the [R]Evolution of Hip Hop in Bronx Terminal Market, 610 Exterior Street. Calling on Hip Hop artists of all ages, the opportunity to perform in front of industry leaders occurs from 5:30-9pm. $25 at the door for audience members, and performing artists register via Instagram DM to producers @bakemanglobal @lizzychane1 @dwimuzik @tuedayworld. See the latest on UHHM’s Instagram

November 19, 2021 – Executive Director Rocky Bucano appeared on Cheddar News, interviewed by Brad Smith, to discuss Hip Hop’s impact on pop culture during the first ever Congressionally declared Hip Hop History Month, via a bill co-sponsored by Congressman Jamaal Bowman of the 16th District of New York (which includes the Bronx) and Congresswoman Maxine Waters of the 43rd District of California.

November 6, 2021 – Following the premiere of the first ever Hip Hop History Month, the Universal Hip Hop Museum released The Future Home of Hip Hop,” and officially claimed its presence, purpose, and place as the record of Hip Hop. Produced by Pamela French, this short film features executive director Rocky Bucano, Fat Joe, Grand Master Flash, Nas, and LL Cool J. Check out what pioneers and icons have to say about the institution opening in 2024.

October 14, 2021 – The judges of the 2021 Go Global Awards presented the Top Placer to the Universal Hip Hop Museum for its remarkable effects on Tourism and Hospitality. In the two years since the [R]Evolution of Hip Hop opened at the Bronx Terminal Market, visitors from around the world have experienced a hint of what the UHHM will provide. This honorable mention by the International Trade Council supports and salutes our curators, docents, strategic partners, donors, and the UHHM team for producing an extraordinary event.

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.

Chris Lighty tribute Universal Hip Hop Museum Monami Entertainment
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November 23, 2021 – Presented by the Universal Hip Hop Museum x Monami Entertainment with a focus on Chris Lighty’s illustrious career, we featured artists and executives who could speak personally about Lighty’s influence on the Hip Hop community. Hosted by Fat Joe, Mona Scott-Young, and Sophia Chang, guests and audience members experienced special tributes by Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, 50 Cent, and more. The event livestreamed on our YouTube and Instagram on Tuesday, November 23 at 6pm EST.

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