April 13, 2022
Eric Chambers visual artist art teacher UHHM donor

Eric Chambers: Painting Hip Hop’s Golden Age with Pro-Black Allegorical Art

Eric Chambers: Painting Hip Hop’s Golden Age with Pro-Black Allegorical Art Eric ChambersUHHM Donor The art teacher and Hip Hop aficionado donated seven of his collages […]
March 16, 2022

Rich Berrios:
Bringing LL Cool J’s DNA to Life with Apparel

Rich Berrios: Bringing LL Cool J’s DNA to Life with Apparel Rich BerriosDesigner, Creative Director, UHHM DonorThe designer donated the catalogue and apparel from his Todd Smith […]
August 27, 2020

Being You is Revolutionary:
Brian Allen Irvin, Nipsey Hussle, and Dedication

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.
July 29, 2020

Hip Hop Through His Lens:
Tarikh Commodore, the Bronx, and Art

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.
July 2, 2020

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

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.
April 9, 2020

How it Began Continues to Inspire:
Stanley L Jackson’s Mural is 80s Hip Hop

“Caricaturing allows me the opportunity to capture a subject’s unique characteristics in a fun way. In today’s society, we focus on being politically correct or perfect; this type of artwork allows me to step outside of the box.”
April 9, 2020

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.”
February 7, 2020

Ralph Vargas:
How Da Phunky Drumma Made “Funky Drummer”

This Hip Hop collective’s producer, the RZA, sampled Vargas’ drum beats for tracks such as “Bring Da Ruckus” and “Wu-Tang 7th Chamber”, as well as a then-unreleased version of the hit “C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me).”
October 18, 2019

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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