Universal Hip-Hop Museum Is Finally Getting a Home in The Bronx
The Universal Hip-Hop Museum has officially found a permanent home in its birthplace of the Bronx, according to DNA Info, with the plans incorporating the long-discussed museum as part of a mega-development complex alongside a multiplex theater, an education space, and a neighborhood food and beverage hall known as Bronx Point.
The initiative for the colossal project first began manifesting more seriously back in 2014, garnering the support of hip-hop pioneers such as Kurtis Blow and Ice-T, who have both assumed larger roles, with Blow serving as the museum's chairman and Ice-T joining its founding board of directors.
The museum's executive director, Rocky Bucano, recently shared an update, confirming the news that the project not only has found a home, but one as fitting as where hip-hop originated in the first place, adding that the museum is "gonna be a complete history of hip-hop."
"The Universal Hip-Hop Museum may be the single most important project for the preservation of hip-hop culture," Blow exclaimed in a statement. "This new cultural institution will be a great new tourism destination for NYC and the Bronx. What a great day for hip-hop!"
True to the plan's earlier stages, the museum will utilize technology to create a multi-generational experience, drawing from hip-hop music itself, artifacts, video, photography and more, with a performance stage also included in the museum's multi-faceted components. Plus, the museum will partner with the likes of Microsoft and Google, among others, to help bring a mix of technology, interaction and entertainment to the experience.
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