June 22, 2022
Jamie Robinson Mr. Throwback Thursday Classic Hip Hop UHHM Universal Hip Hop Museum donor

Jamie Robinson (aka Mr. Throwback Thursday): Making Throwbacks the Legends They’re Supposed to Be

“As a white kid growing up in rural New York, absolutely LOVING Hip Hop starting in the early 80s, and being told over and over to 'Turn that crap off,” it fills my heart to know that I lived to see a museum for the culture that I have loved for so long.” – Jamie Robinson aka Mr. Throwback Thursday
June 8, 2022
GF Anon Hip Hop Artist Author UHHM Donor

GF Anon: Striving, Pushing, and Exemplifying the Culture

“This donation helped me realize that I have a voice in the culture, and that everything that I’ve been creating throughout the years isn't falling on deaf ears. Growing up with depression and self-doubt, Hip Hop provided an outlet and a safe haven to fully express myself. Hip Hop saved a lot of people’s lives, including mine. I will continue to strive and push the culture in the right direction.” – GF Anon
June 7, 2021

Still Raw, Still Remarkable:
Mutah Beale & Sulaiman Jenkins are Hip Hop, Whether or Not They Still Listen to Beats & Rhymes

If you know how and why Hip Hop began, you know how powerful storytelling - for the sake of justice, culture, and entertainment – can be. Thus, you can appreciate why Sulaiman Jenkins and Mutah Beale produced and wrote their book Life is ЯAW: The Story of a Reformed Outlaw. They donated a signed copy to the Universal Hip Hop Museum.
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
Antonio Mcilwaine Sharipsm painter UHHM donor

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

Sharpism artist and UHHM Donor Antonio Mcilwaine on his art's origin: "One of the reasons I chose to become a visual artist is I was paid to make something that came easily to me. I could always create the product. Always.” The product was the portrait. He enjoyed it. Using different techniques. Telling a story. And when he finished, he could look at the portrait and say, “I created this.”
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
Rah Deluxe Producer MC Hip Hop UHHM Donor

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).”
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