Universal Hip Hop Museum Is Coming To The Bronx
The museum will be part of a massive development project for the municipality.
The Bronx, New York City – The Universal Hip Hop Museum is the creation of the store in The Bronx, in the City of New York, Economic Development Corporation announced Friday (September 22).
The museum will use technology to create a multi-generational experience with the music, artifacts, video and photography, areas of research, and an execution phase, the Executive Director of Rocky Bucano said, according to DNAinfo.
"[The museum will be expected to] the house of the most popular in the world of art, culture, hip-hop ... bringing hip-hop back to the Bronx, where it originated from," Bucano said. "It's going to be a complete history of hip-hop."
The museum has a long list of Hip Hop stars sitting on its Board of directors. Kurtis Blow serves as the museum's Chairman of the Board, Ice-T sits on its Foundation Board of Directors, and DMC is a Member of the Advisory Board. In addition, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, LL Cool J and Q-Tip, among others, serve as Cultural Ambassadors, while dozens of Hip Hop artists serve as honorary Members of the Advisory Council.
"The Universal Hip Hop Museum may be the most important project for the preservation of Hip Hop culture," Kurtis Blow, said in the statement. "This new cultural institution will be a major new tourist destination for the city of new york and the Bronx. What a great day for Hip-Hop! Our four years of hard team work has paid off. I give thanks to God, I am happy to know that this mecca devoted to the phenomenon of the Hip-Hop culture, to preserve not only my legacy, but also the legacy of many others for the world to see."
The project, which will be delivered in two phases, is part of a large-scale development which, in turn, in a dumping ground along the Harlem River in a sea of hotspot nicknamed "the Bronx". In addition to the Universal Hip Hop Museum, the development is intended to incorporate a state-of-the-art multiplex theater, education, space, and up to 1,045 units of affordabl