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ultimate biography of Jay-Z as a business and a billionaire

Access is The Commodity

If you know how and why Hip Hop began, you know how powerful storytelling – for the sake of justice, culture, and entertainment – can be. Thus, you can appreciate why Sulaiman Jenkins and Mutah Beale produced and wrote their book Life is ЯAW: The Story of a Reformed Outlaw. They donated a signed copy to the Universal Hip Hop Museum.

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Brian Allen Irvin Nipsey Hustle tribute painter UHHM donor

Being You is Revolutionary

Music. Every genre has its thing. Songs are often, if not usually, about something specific and structured accordingly. While every song is – in different ways – about the human experience, the tones, styles, and methods are different.

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Antonio Mcilwaine sharpism artist UHHM donor atlanta innovator

During War, He Makes Art: Painter Antonio Mcilwaine Creates, Curates, and Advocates

Sharpism artist and UHHM Donor Antonio Mcilwaine on his art’s origin: “One of the reasons I chose to become a visual artist is I was paid to make something that came easily to me. I could always create the product. Always.” The product was the portrait. He enjoyed it. Using different techniques. Telling a story. And when he finished, he could look at the portrait and say, “I created this.”

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Rah Deluxe MC UHHM donor

From Baltimore to the Bronx to Everywhere: Savior of Hip Hop Donates To UHHM

“I find inspiration in different things: comic books, anime, ways that people – especially kids – won’t turn on each other by making someone feel smaller, and disrespecting one’s unfortunate situation. Just because one may have less money than another doesn’t make them any less of a person. My version of Hip Hop is about flowing and the art form; it has nothing to do with money.”

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Borbay visual artist in studio UHHM donor

Layers of Hip Hop: Fine Artist Borbay Donates Two of His Collage-Style Pieces to the UHHM

“The reason that Hip Hop culture struck me when it did is because it’s about inclusivity and different people expressing themselves in different ways – art, sound, dance. To be involved in this was part of my foundation. To share my art with an establishment that is dedicated completely to this inclusivity and people’s various artistic expressions was my responsibility and my honor.”

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