Big news for hip-hop fans. The Universal Hip-Hop Museum, a project that has been years in the making, has finally found a home. Fittingly, the museum will be heading to The Bronx, the birthplace of the genre itself.
The museum will be a chief installment of Bronx Point, a massive construction project that will bring a variety of cultural and retail spaces to the New York borough. Set to open in 2022, the museum will reportedly feature “music, artifacts, video and photography, research areas, and a performance stage” according to board director Rocky Bucano. Said board will also feature a few familiar faces; Kurtis Blow is its chairman, Ice-T is on the board of directors and LL Cool J is an honorary member of the advisory team.
Stay tuned (for five years) for its grand opening. In the meantime, revisit this Kurtis Blow gem from hip-hop’s golden years.
In other music news, you can watch Pharrell’s full set at the Concert for Charlottesville right here.
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