THE UNIVERSAL HIP HOP MUSEUM: HONORING A CULTURAL LEGACY
“Since its inception more than 40 years ago, Hip Hop has transformed the world, but there has never been a permanent space that honors the totality of the genre’s past, present, and future.
That’s why a group of iconic entrepreneurs and artists including Kurtis Blow, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Ice T, LL Cool J, and many others have joined forces to create the world’s first Hip Hop museum in the Bronx.
Part of the Bronx Point community development project led by NYCEDC, the Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) will transform long-vacant land along the Harlem River into affordable housing, a new public park, and community and retail spaces for the South Bronx community.
We spoke to Rocky Bucano, executive director of UHHM at the museum’s temporary location in the Bronx Terminal Market, about the inspiration behind the museum, its New York City roots, and how it will promote a stronger and more equitable Bronx for future generations.”
This was written by and for NYCEDC. Click here to read more.