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.
June 2, 2021

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May 20, 2021

Rocky Bucano

ROCKY BUCANO – FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Rocky Bucano is President and Chairman of the Board of the Universal Hip Hop Museum. He is also a licensed financial […]
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).”
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