Universal Hip Hop Museum

Universal Hip Hop Museum The Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) is the official museum and cultural art institution of Hip Hop Culture. We preserve and celebrate Hip Hop history.
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The Universal Hip Hop Museum is dedicated to the preservation, education and celebration of Hip Hop Culture's rich history and legacy. The museum primary objective is to tell a complete story of Hip Hop Culture beginning with the many musical influences that began in the African tribal communities, beginning with the early 1920's jazz scat songs and following with early soul artists of the 1950's & 1960's and then onto the birth of Hip Hop and continuing on to today's expanding culture. The complete historical timeline of Hip Hop culture from the early influences all the way through to today's global transformation of the culture will be featured by use latest advances in new technology to exclusive exhibits that won't be seen anywhere else. The museum will advance the growth and global understanding of Hip Hop Culture from its vast library of researched and acquired content from music, poetry, film, dance, television, art, dancing and theater. The Universal Hip Hop Museum will open in 2022 and is now accepting resumes and donations.

Mission: The Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx celebrates and preserves the history of local and global hip-hop music and culture to inspire, empower, and promote understanding.

03/29/2020

The vibe at the [R]Evolution of Hip Hop put everyone in a special kind of mood. #bringingbacktherobot🤖 #oldschool #hiphopmuseum #revolutionofhiphop #universalhiphopmuseum #ilovefunk #hiphop #harlemusa #hiphopdance

03/29/2020

Highlight from the [R]Evolution of Hip Hop with the Grand Wizard Rasheen, NYS Assemblyman Michael Blake and special guest - actress @realalfrewoodard #hiphopmuseum #lukecage #socialactivism #empoweringwomen

03/28/2020
5 Reasons Not To Panic

Although the Coronavirus is a lethal virus that is impacting our community, there are reasons to be hopeful. Wash Your Hands and Stay Safe.

03/28/2020
[R]Evolution of Hip Hop Podcast special guest Reggie Reg

Here it is, the 2nd episode of the new [R]Evolution of Hip Hop Podcast with special guest Reggie Reg of the legendary Crash Crew hosted by Jorge Fabel Pabon Reg breaks down Harlem's early Hip Hop history and insights about the Bronx and Manhattan club scene. How many of y'all ever partied at the T Connection, Broadway International, Hevalo and Club 371?

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The [R]Evolution of Hip Hop is also available on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Tune-In and all other major podcast networks.

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The Universal Hip Hop Museum presents the [R]Evolution of Hip Hop Podcast with host Pop Master Fabel. In this episode, Fabel interview the legendary Reggie R...

[R]Evolution of Hip Hop is now available on Apple Podcasts‼️ Subscribe, comment, listen to our first two episodes and gi...
03/28/2020

[R]Evolution of Hip Hop is now available on Apple Podcasts‼️ Subscribe, comment, listen to our first two episodes and give us that 5 ⭐️ rating 💯 First two episodes will feature Bronx Borough President @ruben_diaz_jr and Reggie Reg of Crash Crew with our host @popmasterfabel123 🔥

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03/27/2020

Congratulations 🎊 to @rundmc on the 36th Anniversary of your debut album RUN DMC released March 27th 1984. Salute 🎉to one of the greatest Hip Hop 🎤🎤groups of all time. RIP Jam Master Jay and producer Larry Smith. #ItsLikeThat #rockbox #HollisQueens #hardcorehiphop #myadidas #itstricky #kingofrock #runshouse #suckermcs #jammasterjay #hiphopmuseum #revolutionofhiphop #universalhiphopmuseum #hiphophistory

Let’s use the global power of Hip Hop to save lives from the Coronavirus. Share to help us save more. #stayhome #saveliv...
03/26/2020

Let’s use the global power of Hip Hop to save lives from the Coronavirus. Share to help us save more. #stayhome #savelives #socialdistancing #hiphopheals #hiphopmuseum

03/25/2020

Andre 3000 and Big Boi aka OutKast led the evolution of Southern Hip Hop 🎤🎤with their debut album SouthernPlayalisticCadillacMuzik 📀in 1994. Their blend of big booming base 🔊🔊,funk, psychedelia, jazz and techno ushered in a legion of southern Hip Hop artists that have put their own stamp on the ATL sound 🎧. Universal Hip Hop Museum celebrates the music, art and lifestyle of every region of the culture. Doors open in 2023 🍸🎉in the boogie down Bronx - the home of Hip Hop 50 Years of Hip Hop History and Culture.
#hiphopmuseum #revolutionofhiphop #uhhmuseum #universalhiphopmuseum #southernhiphop #outkast #trapmusic #cadillacmuzik

We have to many brothers and sisters taking the coronavirus for granted and people are dying around the world. #stayhome...
03/25/2020

We have to many brothers and sisters taking the coronavirus for granted and people are dying around the world. #stayhome #staysafe #uhhmcares #repost #helpsavealife

For many people around the world it is a difficult time. Stay positive and keep your spirits high. #WeWillPrevail From y...
03/23/2020

For many people around the world it is a difficult time. Stay positive and keep your spirits high. #WeWillPrevail From your family at the Universal Hip Hop Museum.
#HipHopHeals #InspireOthers #Peace #supporteachother #befearless

Today is the legendary Pete DJ Jones’ birthday. He was the top mobile disc jockey in New York City during the 70s and ea...
03/21/2020

Today is the legendary Pete DJ Jones’ birthday. He was the top mobile disc jockey in New York City during the 70s and early 80s. A few weeks ago Pete’s children donated his sound system, entire record collection and DJ equipment including the very rare SONY MX 12 stereo mixer used by Pete to blend two records together in clubs and venues throughout the tri-state area seen in the included photos. Mixers before there was a cross fade. Just one of the many rare artifacts that are now part of the museum’s archive and collection.

Thank you @kendricklamar for keeping social commentary in Hip Hop alive. Songs that uplift, inspire and empower our peop...
03/20/2020

Thank you @kendricklamar for keeping social commentary in Hip Hop alive. Songs that uplift, inspire and empower our people are needed more now than ever before.
#hiphopactivism #poeticjustice #usinghiphoptoinspire #hiphoposmorethanmusic #hiphopmuseum #revolutionofhiphop #uhhm #uhhmuseum #universalhiphopmuseum #hiphopbeyondrap

03/19/2020
ROHH Podcast Episode 1 Ruben Diaz Jr.

The #UHHM presents an interview w/@rubendiazjr 2 explore his #HipHopHistory. @POPMASTERFABEL interviews the Bronx Borough President at the [R]Evolution of Hip Hop. The BX prez has deep roots in the Kulture & U can check it out here:

Popmaster Fabel interviews Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. a big supporter of the Universal Hip Hop Museum to learn about Ruben's love for Hip Hop Cul...

03/18/2020
The Rise of Graffiti In New York City

Just one of the many short form videos being produced to celebrate Hip Hop's 5 elements. Subscribe to the channel to keep up with the newest content.

https://youtu.be/RA-g299vLPQ

The story of Graffiti and the early writers who led the tagging and display of urban street art in NYC.

03/18/2020

Stay High 149 was one of visible tags in New York City. The simple smoking stick figure adopted from British television series The Saint became one of the world’s most famous and iconic Graffiti symbols. Wayne Roberts the man behind the tag passed away June 11 2012. His legacy will live in forever at the future museum when the doors open in 2023. Follow our development on IG | Donate to uhhm.org/donate | Share with Friends
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03/16/2020

Out of an abundance of caution we have decided to temporarily close The [R]Evolution of Hip Hop at the Bronx Terminal Market until April 7th. We will make a reassessment of the spread of COVID -19 at that time to determine if it is safe to reopen the exhibit on April 8th. We want to make sure that our visitors and staff remain safe and healthy.

03/16/2020

During the past 3 years the museum has received support from some of Hip Hop's most important DJ's artists and groups including @icet @mrchuckd_pe @pmd_mic_doc @erick_sermon @iammcsharock @therealprayah @the_playgroundz @the_awesome2 @rakimgodmc @soulsonic_biggs @imroxanneshante @officialbigdaddykane @therulernyc @rza @queenbahamadia @borbay @1lisalee @therealdougefresh @worldclasswreckincru @llcoolj @nas @djchuckchillout to help bring awareness to the museum. We want to thank each of them for their unconditional support. This July construction begins on the museum's state of the art facility at the Bronx Point. We have teamed up with @massappeal to prepare for the museum's official opening in 2023 to 🥂 celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop in a grand way💥. The Universal Hip Hop Museum will offer the world the most comprehensive view of local and global Hip Hop history and culture anywhere in the world. Hip Hop will finally have a permanent home in the borough where it all began. We welcome all Hop Hop creators to get involved. This is your home!

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03/15/2020

We are going to host a private party to celebrate the museum’s groundbreaking at the Bronx Point in July. Information about how you can be at the party will be shared on IG next month. Follow us @uhhmuseum.

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03/14/2020

Universal Hip Hop Museum's cover photo

We understand that CORVID-19 has the world on edge, but the Sun will rise again. Stay strong wherever you are in the wor...
03/14/2020

We understand that CORVID-19 has the world on edge, but the Sun will rise again. Stay strong wherever you are in the world! #revolutionofhiphop #weareone

To our patrons,We wanted to personally update you on how we will be handling this global pandemic that has reached our c...
03/12/2020

To our patrons,

We wanted to personally update you on how we will be handling this global pandemic that has reached our city. The Universal Hip Hop Museum is closely monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and New York City health officials as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves. We feel we have a social responsibility to ensure our patrons are safe and protected. Our exhibit has implemented the following measures to ensure a safe environment. Accordingly, we have decided to close the [R]Evolution of Hip Hop from Wednesday March 18th to Tuesday April 7th and we will open back up on Wednesday April 8th. We are specifically adhering to guidance around social distancing and no large group gatherings to protect our patrons and our staff.

We will be constantly looking for updates from the NYC Department of Health, CDC, and Federal Government relating to social engagements and operations of public venues. We will keep you updated as we know. Till then, be safe!

Sincerely,

Universal Hip Hop Museum

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Universal Hip Hop Museum Executive Director Rocky Bucano and @forbes mag Sr. Editor @zogblog led a great discussion last...
03/12/2020

Universal Hip Hop Museum Executive Director Rocky Bucano and @forbes mag Sr. Editor @zogblog led a great discussion last night @thelitbar in the Bronx to promote the new book A-List Angels. Congratulations to @1st.noelle for hosting a fabulous event. Zack Greenburg's new book shows how artists, actors and athletes were able to invest into some of Silicon Valley's most successful companies. Terrific insights for anyone who is looking to learn how to build generational wealth. #UniversalHipHopMuseum LIt.Bar #zackomalleygreenburg #AListAngels #WealthCreation #BooksAndWine @ The Lit. Bar

It's Women's History Month. Salute to all the amazing women of Hip Hop whose creativity, style and self expression has h...
03/10/2020

It's Women's History Month. Salute to all the amazing women of Hip Hop whose creativity, style and self expression has had a tremendous impact on global Hip Hop Culture. The Universal Hip Hop Museum thanks all of you for your amazing contribution. #PeaceUnityLoveAndHavingFun #PreservingHipHopHistory #WeAreAllOne #HipHopHistory #RevolutionOfHipHopNowOpen

03/10/2020

Join us for live art on Wednesday March 11, 2020 and see our special guest, Kool Kyle, from 6pm-7pm 🔥

Kyle Brinson AKA Kool Kyle, The ORIGINAL Starchild is a pioneer in the Hip Hop culture. Kyle is a 1st generation GRAFITTI ARTIST, B BOY and EMCEE, born and raised in The Bx, NY. He attended school with pioneer, Kurtis Blow, at The High school Of Music & Art. Kyle started djing and rhyming at house parties in The Bx and Long Island in 1976 and his FIRST EXPOSURE to a major crowd was in EARLY 1977 at Club 371 when Dj Hollywood invited him to rock his mic. After this point Kyle began doing various park jams and parties in The BX. Kyle is the FIRST SOLO rapper to be in a motion picture, doing Downtown 81 in 1980 STARRING Avante garde artist Jean Michel Basquait. Kyle has recorded, co produced and continues to represent The FIRST GENERATION of Hip Hop to this very day, doing shows and personal appearances globally 🌎🙌🏾

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🎛The Official Tribute 🎛to the Notorious B.I.G. is today 2 - 8PM at the [R]Evolution of Hip Hop 610 Exterior Street in th...
03/09/2020

🎛The Official Tribute 🎛to the Notorious B.I.G. is today 2 - 8PM at the [R]Evolution of Hip Hop 610 Exterior Street in the Bronx. One More Chance to get tickets to celebrate the Life, Music and Legacy Christopher Wallace aka Biggie Smalls. Music By @easymobee with special guest performers. Tickets are available at uhhm.org/tickets

MOVIE NIGHT: DECADE OF FIRE DATE | Friday, March 13, 2020 TIME | 7 - 9 pm  Tickets available at uhhm.org/ticketsABOUTThr...
03/08/2020

MOVIE NIGHT: DECADE OF FIRE DATE | Friday, March 13, 2020 TIME | 7 - 9 pm
Tickets available at uhhm.org/tickets

ABOUT
Throughout the 1970’s, fires consumed the South Bronx. Black and Puerto Rican residents were blamed for the devastation even as they battled daily to save their neighborhoods. In DECADE OF FIRE, Bronx- born Vivian Vázquez Irizarry pursues the truth surrounding the fires – uncovering policies of racism and neglect that still shape our cities, and offering hope to communities on the brink today.

Through a rich seam of archival and home movie footage, DECADE OF FIRE confronts the racially- charged stereotypes that dehumanized residents of the South Bronx in the 1970’s, and rationalized their abandonment by city, state and federal governments. Vázquez Irizarry, in her role as the film’s central character and co-director seeks not only healing for her community, but to redeem them from the harmful mythology spread by the media that has continued largely unchallenged to this day. She tells the story of a people who held on, worked to save their community and start anew against impossible odds. The accounts she gathers are supported by extensive research, archival footage, print and broadcast news excerpts, testimonials from retired FDNY firefighters and brass, as well as Bronx historians. Through exposing the history, and lifting up the stories of survivors whose deep commitment to their homes and communities saved the borough, DECADE OF FIRE offers the emergence of a new narrative for the South Bronx and places like it across the nation.

http://decadeoffire.com

Post Film Discussion

NEYDA MARTINEZ PRODUCER
Neyda Martinez is the communications strategist for public television’s documentary series, AMERICA REFRAMED. For 7 years, Neyda worked at POV supporting campaigns of over 65 acclaimed films. She earned an MPA from Columbia University in 2008. She was Director of National Engagement for PBS’ documentary, LATINO AMERICANS and she produced the documentary film LUCKY.

SONIA GONZALEZ-MARTINEZ EDITOR
Sonia is a documentary editor based in New York City, who was also born and raised in the South Bronx. Her feature work includes the award-winning documentary SOUL FOOD JUNKIES; SPIES OF MISSISSIPPI and RISE: THE PROMISE OF MY BROTHER’S KEEPER for the Discovery Channel. Sonia was an editor on the news documentaries AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA and THE NEW DECIDERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA. Sonia was also the additional editor on Stanley Nelson’s film TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES and on Michael Moore’s upcoming documentary FAHRENHEIT 11/9, about the Trump presidency

FERNANDO RAMIREZ ATTORNEY
The Law Office of Fernando Ramirez provides transaction legal services for clients in the music, film, television and book publishing industries. Fernando represents numerous independent and major label artists and music industry professionals. In the film and television industry, he has served as legal counsel on over 85 films, including projects acquired by domestic and international distributors, as well as various commercial, cable, streaming networks, and public television programs, in addition to having served as legal counsel to Oscar® and Emmy® nominated clients and awarding winning series. His book author clients have signed with independent and major publishers. Several of Fernando’s clients have been signed to top-tier sales rep and talent agencies.

PERLA DE LEON PHOTOGRAPHER
Perla de Leon ’s poignant photographs of the South Bronx in New York place into sharp relief the physical devastation of the neighborhood and the lives of the people who called it home. Throughout the 1970’s, fires consumed the South Bronx. Black and Puerto Rican residents were blamed for the devastation even as they battled daily to save their neighborhoods. In DECADE OF FIRE, Bronx-born Vivian Vázquez Irizarry pursues the truth surrounding the fires – uncovering policies of racism and neglect that still shape our cities, and offering hope to communities on the brink today. Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Join us on March 13th 2020 as we present a special screening of an award winning documentary, "Decade of Fire".  A film ...
03/07/2020

Join us on March 13th 2020 as we present a special screening of an award winning documentary, "Decade of Fire". A film that tells a story in the 1970's, the Bronx was on fire. Abandoned by city government, nearly a half million people were displaced as their close knit, multi-ethnic neighborhood burned to the ground. While insidious government policies caused the devastation, Black and Puerto Rican residents bore the blame. Now, Bronx born Vivian Vázquez Irizarry exposes the truth about the borough's untold history and reveals how her community chose to resist, remain, and rebuild.

Seats are limited and there is a suggested donation of $10. Popcorn and water will be served! Seating will start at 6:00 pm and film will start at 7:30 pm promptly, so arrive early. Need more tickets please email [email protected]

Directed by: Vivian Vázquez Irizarry and Gretchen Hildebran

Produced by: Vivian Vázquez Irizarry, Gretchen Hildebran, Julia Steele Allen, and Neyda Martinez

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610 Exterior Street
Bronx, NY
10451

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The Universal Hip Hop Museum is scheduled to open in 2023. for more information send email to [email protected]

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday 13:00 - 19:00

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(347) 454-2793

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