June 22, 2022
Michael Benabib legendary photographer Universal Hip Hop Museum donor

Michael Benabib: Synchronized with and Supportive of Hip Hop since 1985

“I feel like Hip Hop picked me. It presented itself to me on the street. This movement picked me because of the way I experienced it on the streets of New York. It was such a dynamic force in 1985-1986. I was compelled to start taking these photos. Because it was happening. It was viral. It was coming out of the speakers. Kangol hats. It solved the problem that every artist has: where are you going to point your camera? I was in the right place at the right time. And I ran with it.” – Michael Benabib
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 Chambers UHHM Donor The art teacher and Hip Hop aficionado donated seven of his […]
April 7, 2022
Danny Savage UHHM donor collector Hip Hop culture revolutionary

Danny Savage: Dedicated to Hip Hop’s Roots and Impact

Danny Savage: Dedicated to Hip Hop’s Roots and Impact Danny Savage UHHM Donor The California-based business owner donated timeless memorabilia and tour picture books. What’s Important […]
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 Berrios Designer, Creative Director, UHHM Donor The designer donated the catalogue and apparel from his […]
September 19, 2019
The Signtologist artist UHHM donor

Old & New, Past & Present in Art and Hip Hop:
How Dan “The Signtologist” Ericson Reinvents & Repurposes

“Coming from an analogue upbringing, I appreciate the tools that aren’t digitized. Example: I can go to the library and find a book about something I could also read online. And I choose to go to the library because that’s one way I can really turn things on by turning something off.”
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