A Much-Needed Hip Hop Museum Is Finally Coming To The Bronx

The Universal Hop Hop Museum will open in Bronx Point in a few years, and we can’t imagine a better place for it to call home. 

The Bronx has birthed many famous hip hop artists, so it’s only right that this museum be located here. The new museum is expected to break ground later this year at 65 East 149th Street along the Harlem River. 

UHHM rendering
UHHM rendering

“Anchored in the birthplace of the culture, the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx will provide a space for audiences, artists, and technology to converge, creating unparalleled educational and entertainment experiences around the hip-hop culture of the past, present, and future,” according to the UHHM website.

The UHHM was founded by Rocky Bucano, Kurtis Blow, Shawn LG Thomas, Grandwizzard Theodore, Mickey Bentson, and Joe Conzo Jr; and they’ve gotten together with artists like LL Cool J, Ice T, and Chuck D to create a star-studded board. The museum was originally slated to open its doors in 2022, but according to a recent interview between Pix 11 and Kurtis Blow, the date has been set back to 2023 which will also mark the 50th anniversary of hip hop. 

Once completed, the Universal Hip Hop Museum will span nearly 60,000-square-feet and “will feature an interactive museum experience with immersive exhibits, live performances, film screenings, seminars, and demonstration labs.”

Here’s the museum trailer they’ve recently released:

featured image source: UHHM Bronx Point Renderings

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