New York set to house hip-hop museum in the Bronx
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has confirmed that a $3.5 million-dollar grant to build the world’s first hip-hop museum is officially underway.
Initially announced in February of this year, the Universal Hip-Hop Museum will be situated in the South Bronx to operate as “a space for audiences, artists, and technology to converge and create unparalleled educational and entertainment experiences.” The South Bronx borough has gained reverence in the musical genre’s community, having long been considered the home of hip-hop, birthing influential talent like Slick Rick, Fat Joe, and Mary J. Blige.
The museum plans are to be spearheaded by chairman of the board, Kurtis Blow, Director Rocky Bucano, and Chairman of the Celebrity Board Chuck D and has received audible support from Nas and LL Cool J. Noteworthy donations primed to appear in the museum include handwritten lyrics by Tupac and Blow’s gold plaque for his song “The Breaks.” Other display items will feature thousands of vinyl and cassettes, turntables, a recording studio, and video projections of iconic local graffiti.
Construction plans for Universal Hip-Hop museum are currently in process, with a projected completion date of 2023. The museum will occupy 50,000 square feet in Bronx Point.
Learn more about Universal Hip-Hop Museum and access free tickets here.
H/T: DJ Mag