50 years of hip hop

2023 Calendar

Upcoming Events

block party
August 11th 2023
Block Party: Hip Hop's 50th Birthday Jam
The The Hip Hop Museum is throwing a free Block Party.
August 11th 2023
August 24th 2023
THHM Inaugural Benefit Gala
Join us at the inaugural benefit gala of the The Hip Hop Museum, a momentous occasion celebrating " 50 Years of Hip Hop History from NYC to the World." This exclusive event will take place on August 24, 2023, at 7 pm, at the elegant Cipriani located at 25 Broadway, New York, NY.
August 24th 2023

Past Hip Hop 50 Events

The Legacy of Soul Samples
June 16th 2023
The Legacy of Soul Samples
A conversation about the impact of Hip-Hop on Soul and Classic R&B music through the popularization of sampling.
June 16th 2023
hip hop dads
June 17th 2023
Hip Hop Dads – The Battle of Raising Children as a Rapper & Single Father
June 17th 2023
June 18th 2023
THHM Instagram Live | The Freshes(t): Rapper Mumu Fresh Salutes Her Dad El Kuumba
June 18th 2023
February, 24th, 2023
The Drip: Fashion Show
Video Music Box and the The Hip Hop Museum in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of the City of New York will kick-off the 50th Anniversary celebration of Hip Hop culture with, The Drip: 50 Years of Hip Hop Fashion, a live runway show at The Venue at the Hard Rock Hotel Times Square.
February, 24th, 2023
Tuesday March 28th, 2023
To The Beat Y'all - A Conversation on Hip Hop History, Culture, Music, and the Divine Feminine
The The Hip Hop Museum celebrates Women’s History Month and the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop by welcoming eight diverse influencers in the culture. This intergenerational panel spans various fields of entertainment (music, radio, etc.) & politics, and aims to reflect on their impact as women in the culture. The two-hour discussion, moderated by journalist Nicole Duncan-Smith, will be held at Fotografiska New York.
Tuesday March 28th, 2023

Video gallery

About THHM


Slated to open in late 2024, The Hip Hop Museum will be a 50,000 + sq. ft. cultural institution dedicated to the preservation, education, and amplification of global Hip Hop history.


The THHM as “The Official Record of Hip Hop,”
is transforming New York City
into THE mecca for all things Hip Hop.

NYC taxis, HipHop 50th Anniversary artist names illuminated in the NYC skyline, kiosks, buses, immersive traveling experiences, murals, walking tours, and other platforms throughout the five (5) boroughs will showcase the stories of New York City’s contribution to 50 Years of Hip Hop history.


Economic Empowerment

Social Impact

Educational Programming

Creative Place Making

The City of New York +
The Hip Hop Museum

The City of New York, the Office of the Mayor, and The Hip Hop Museum have partnered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop in 2023. This 12-month partnership includes local community activities throughout each of the five boroughs and a global concert.