February 7, 2022

The Race to Save Hip Hop’s Lost Eras

Back in the mid ’80s, when Wu-Tang Clan first called themselves Force of the Imperial Master, RZA (then known as the Scientist) built a home studio set-up, replete with a four-track recorder and a borrowed Roland TR-909 drum machine.
February 7, 2022

Hip Hop Battle of the Boroughs: Queens And Bronx BP’s Have A Friendly Twitter War Over ‘Who’s The Best?’

Which NYC borough is the best? Watch politicians rep for their people like they’re in a SMACK battle!
January 27, 2022

Legends Come Out for New York City’s Hip Hop Museum Groundbreaking

Musical luminaries including Nas, LL Cool J, and Fat Joe came out Thursday to the birthplace of Hip Hop for a groundbreaking ceremony to launch the capital campaign for the new Universal Hip Hop Museum.
January 21, 2022

Hip Hop Museum Opens in the Bronx

The birthplace of Hip Hop will soon be the home of a Hip Hop museum.
January 21, 2022

“Long Overdue:” Rap Royalty Gathers in the Bronx at Groundbreaking Ceremony for Hip Hop Museum

Hip hop, hooray. Rap royalty gathered in the Bronx for a Thursday groundbreaking of the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the genre’s birthplace and home borough of rap icons like Grandmaster Flash, Slick Rick and Fat Joe.
January 21, 2022

Groundbreaking Held for Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx

An emotional moment for a Hip Hop pioneer: Legendary DJ and rapper Grandmaster Flash reflected on how far Hip Hop has come. He started spinning vinyl on the streets of the Bronx nearly 50 years ago.
January 21, 2022

A New Museum Celebrates Hip Hop as an Art Form

The mission of the museum, now breaking ground in the South Bronx—the undisputed birthplace of Hip Hop—is to give visitors “a broader understanding of Hip Hop history and Hip Hop culture, so they walk away feeling empowered and inspired by what has happened in the genre, and how the music has become a part of their everyday existence.
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