The Universal Hip-Hop museum has finally found a permanent home. It will be housed at new housing complex in the South Bronx.
With Rap pioneer Kurtis Blow as the chairman, the organization will receive prime real estate in the Bronx Point section of the Bronx. The museum will offer patrons an experiential visit with music, artifacts, videos and photography and a stage for live performances. Both Microsoft and Google have agreed to contribute technology towards the guest experience.
“The Universal Hip-Hop Museum may be the single most important project for the preservation of hip-hop culture. This new cultural institution will be a great new tourism destination for NYC and the Bronx. What a great day for hip-hop!,” Blow explained.
Slated for a 2022 completion, the complex will also offer 1,045 affordable apartment units, a theater, education space and onsite eateries. You can get more information on the forthcoming facility at www.uhhm.org.
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