The Education Center at the Universal Hip Hop Museum catalyzes social change by informing and influencing the field of education to be more equitable, inclusive and culturally responsive to students by offering educational tools, curricula, and programming.
Currently, we are processing over 30,000 objects and are actively expanding our Collection through acquisition and generous donations. Interviews and features related to our developing acquisitions are here as well.
The Universal Hip Hop Museum was founded by Rocky Bucano and a group of iconic entrepreneurs and artists including Kurtis Blow, Ice T, LL Cool J, Nas, and many others. They joined forces to create the world’s first Hip Hop museum in the Bronx.
Urban artist, Hip Hop historian, videographer, DJ and social justice activist JORGE “POPMASTER FABEL” PABON was born and raised in NYC’s Spanish Harlem. His pioneering individuality has been showcased internationally since 1982. Fabel also gained world renown as a featured dancer in the Hip Hop cult classic movie, “Beat Street.” A senior member of the Rock Steady Crew and member of the Electric Boogaloos, Fabel is also co-founder of GhettOriginal Productions Inc. With GhettOriginal, Fabel co-authored, co-directed, and co-choreographed the first two Hip Hop musicals ever, “So! What Happens Now?” and “Jam on the Groove” (first official Off-Broadway Hip Hop musical). Fabel is the co-founder of Tools Of War© which is an organization that represents the grassroots essence and brought Hip Hop culture back to the parks of New York City for the past 14 years. As an adjunct professor, he teaches Hip Hop dance/movement in the Experimental Theater Wing at NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.
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