Hip-hop history will soon have an official home. Construction is set to begin on the Universal Hip-Hop Museum in the Bronx, New York early next year, with the grand opening scheduled for 2023.
Hip-Hop Museum To Host History
A pop-up preview of the museum at the Bronx Terminal Market has already drawn more than 10,000 visitors. In a syndicated column, museum executive director Rocky Bucano wrote, “The Universal Hip Hop Museum will be the first smart museum constructed amidst a worldwide pandemic and the first cultural institution of its kind on the globe honoring the totality of hip-hop.”
The Universal #HipHop Museum will be the first smart Museum constructed amidst a worldwide pandemic and the first cultural institution of its kind on the globe honoring the totality of Hip Hop.
LL Cool J Pays Homage To Hip-Hop History
From track suits and Kangols to FUBU, LL Cool J has always been at the forefront of hip-hop fashion. The Queens rap legend‘s latest move has him launching a collection inspired by hip-hop’s history with gold chains.
There’s no denying the impact that gold chains have had on our culture. Designer Alexander John has taken this cultural staple and remixed it like only someone who loves the culture can. (LL’s Instagram)
Kurtis Blow Recovering From Heart Transplant
Another hip-hop first ballot Hall of Famer, Kurtis Blow, recently underwent a heart transplant. The New York native, 61, is recovering in Los Angeles.
“Hip-Hop Icon #KurtisBlow Receives A Heart Transplant, In Recovery! Get well soon! Such great memories from his music! #TheBreaks”
Kurtis Blow Is Still Rapping In His 60’s
One of the rap game’s pioneers, Kurtis is still rockin’ the mic in his 60’s. Earlier this year he dropped a song about the COVID-19 pandemic called “Keep Your Distance.”
“Keep Your Distance” by Kurtis Blow (YouTube)