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.

06/18/2020

Special Black Music Month Tribute to P-Funk All Stars. #UniversalHipHopMuseum

MC G.L.O.B.E. & Cutman Lg with their new song title KYD~ #socialdistance #bronxny @emcee_g_l_o_b_e_ @cutmanlg   #UHHM #f...
06/17/2020

MC G.L.O.B.E. & Cutman Lg with their new song title KYD~ #socialdistance #bronxny @emcee_g_l_o_b_e_ @cutmanlg

#UHHM #fromnowuntilmusic #neveruary33rd #kidsuburb #newmusicandvideo #blackmusicmonth #REvolutionofhiphop #hiphop #hiphophead #support #newyork #peace #love #unity #rap #graffiti #dj #music #bboy #museum #arts #share #follow #movement #worldwide #events #donate #universalhiphopmuseum

When people stand united behind a cause so important as #georgefloyd, they can make real change happen. The American Upr...
06/17/2020

When people stand united behind a cause so important as #georgefloyd, they can make real change happen. The American Uprising of 2020,will be recorded in history as the year that political and economic power returned back to the people. #wethepeople #weareinthistogether #blacklivesmatter #anamericanuprising #racisminamerica #HipHopMakesItHappen #universalhiphopmuseum

06/16/2020

Salute to Tupac Shakur aka 2Pac, rapper, film star and activist. Tupac is considered one of the most significant Rap artists of all time. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, which was his first year of eligibility. 2Pac’s song often provided a social commentary about inner city issues and inequality. He carried the spirit of the Black Panther Party in his work and life. He was a true revolutionary at heart. 2Pac is one of the top selling artists of all time selling more than 75 million albums worldwide. He was killed September 13, 1996 at the age of 25. #blacklivesmatter #universalhiphopmuseum #2pac #tupac #hiphophistory #juneisblackmusicmonth #uhhm #uhhmuseum

06/14/2020

Just a little tribute to Kurtis Blow Walker. Thank you to everyone who sent in their video! 40th Anniversary of The Breaks.

06/13/2020

Simone Johnson aka Monie Love @darealmonielove is the first female emcee from the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 to break big in America. Her debut album “Down To Earth” includes the hit single “Monie In the Middle”. Monie’s songs provide a social commentary about Women’s Rights, Empowerment and Black Love. She is a two-time Grammy Nominated artists who now cracks the mic as an on air radio personality for a station in Atlanta Georgia. Her collaboration with @queenlatifah on the smash “Ladies First” was one of the first Hip Hop songs to show that women have finally arrived in a culture so heavily dominated my men.
#monielove #blackmusicmonth #ladiesfirst #preservinghiphophistory #universalhiphopmuseum #uhhm

06/13/2020
KurtisBlow 360º

This weekend we are celebrating Kurtis Blow Walker and the 40th Anniversary of The Breaks. Kurtis Blow is Chairman Emeritus of the Universal Hip Hop Museum. He is one of the museum's original founding members and is an ordained minister preaching the Word of God.

When the museum was still building new relationships Kurtis Blow Recorded our first 360 VR Experience. This is the first 360 VR Hip Hop Experience recorded and produced by Framestore.

Salute and much respect to Kurtis Blow Hip Hop's first major superstar!
#KurtisBlow #40yearsofTheBreaks #UniversarlHipHopMuseum #VR #Framestore #RawlstonRecordingStudio

Imagine being in the same recording studio where Kurtis Blow recorded his smash hit song 'If I Ruled The World" and where Doug E. Fresh recorded 'The Show". ...

06/12/2020

@meekmill began his Rap career as a Battle Rapper on the streets of Philadelphia. Meek has had a life truly of Dreams and Nightmares, but through it all has found a way to turn his life around and now strongly advocates for Criminal Justice Reform. Meek Mills has recorded studio albums for @troubleman31 Grand Hustle Records, @untouchablemmg and his own @dreamchasers label imprint. His 4th studio album “Champions” was released in 2018. #socialjustice #criminaljusticereform #blacklivesmatters #universalhiphopmuseum #rap #battlerap

Don’t be in the dark. Step into the light with the new UHHMagazine.  Flip, Follow and Forward to your peeps.
06/12/2020
Universal Hip Hop

Don’t be in the dark. Step into the light with the new UHHMagazine. Flip, Follow and Forward to your peeps.

The cultural connection to the world

06/11/2020

A Tribe Called Quest is the most successful group in the Native Tongues Collective with all six of their studio albums either certified Gold or Platinum. @atcq is the first Hip Hop Group to receive the highly coveted 🎤🎤🎤🎤🎤 from @thesource magazine in 1990 for their debut album “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. In 2016, ATCQ recorded their sixth and final album “We Got It From Here...Thank You For Your Service which had to be finished without member Phife Dawg who passed away in March 2016, before the album was completed. The group’s second album the “Low End Theory” is their most highly acclaimed recording. #ripphifedawg #atribecalledquest #nativetongues #hiphopgoldenera #universalhiphopmuseum #rap #blackmusicmonth

06/10/2020

Today we celebrate @dianaross whose body of work represents six decades of Black Music Excellence. Diana rose to fame as the lead singer of the Supremes who were Motown’s most successful group. After leaving the Supremes to start a solo career that immediately produced Pop chart success with songs such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Love Hang Over” and the club banger “Upside Down”. Diana’s songs were sampled by Hip Hop Royalty including; Notorious B.I.G. @missymisdemeanorelliott @willsmith @saltnpepaofficial @2pac and many others. Diana is a Golden Globe and an Academy Award Winner. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1988, as a member of the Supremes . We recognize her contribution to music, fashion, film and television. The Universal Hip Hop Museum breaks ground on its future home at the Bronx Point next month. Donate today to support Hip Hop’s most important project.
#blackmusicmonth #dianaross #universalhiphopmuseum #hiphophistory

06/09/2020

The world has awoken to what groups like @publicenemy and @mrchuckd_pe have always known -racism is alive and kicking. When Public Enemy was formed the racial climate in America was very tense after the Philadelphia Police department dropped a bomb on members of the MOVE organization killing eleven including five children. Public Enemy Released six studio albums under the Def Jam Recordings monicker. The group’s most successful was “Fear of a Black Planet” which included songs; Welcome to the Terrordome, 911 Is a Joke and Fight the Power. Fear of a Black Planet was released April 10, 1990 and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. The political commentary and social issues that were embodied in this album are just as relevant today as they were three decades ago. #blacklivesmatters #fearofablackplanet #publicenemy #georgefloyd #universalhiphopmuseum #chuckd #hiphopsocialcommentary

06/08/2020

@wutangclan is known as one of the greatest Hip Hop Groups of All Time. Born out of the Stapleton Houses of Staten Island, the group’s creative ethos is a blend of Eastern Kung Fu philosophy and the teachings of the Five Percent Nation. The group’s name was adopted from the film Shaolin and Wu Tang. The group’s debut album “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) recently celebrated its 27th anniversary and is officially one of Hip Hop’s most iconic recordings. The group’s individual members have each scored with their own commercially released studio albums. @rza has just released new single #belikewater a tribute to Bruce Lee. The Wu-Tang logo is one of the most recognized logos in any industry.

Universal Hip Hop Museum - the official record of Hip Hop, breaks ground on our future home next month. Donate today to support the cause. #wutangforever #juneisblackmusicmonth #universalhiphopmuseum #uhhm #uhhmuseum #rap

06/07/2020

Happy Birthday Prince Rogers Nelson, who would have celebrated his 62nd birthday today. Although Prince did not embrace Rap music when it first emerged on radio in the early 80s. He later realized the connection between his revolutionary sound and Hip Hop when artists such as Public Enemy with @mrchuckd_pe and @teacha_krsone. Although many would say Prince is not Hip Hop, his style swag, love of black people and understanding of self reliance and economic empowerment are part of Hip Hop’s bond to marginalized communities. So we salute Prince on his birthday as part of our Black Music Month celebration.
#princeandtherevolution #signofthetimes #hiphophistory #universalhiphopmuseum

06/07/2020
The Last Poets 50th Anniversary - Erykah Badu Live

Special rewind performance from Erykah Badu to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Last Poets a group who inspired today's Rap music. #TheRevolutionWillNotBeTelevised #AmeriKKKa #BlackMusicMonth

06/06/2020

Special rewind performance from Erykah Badu to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Last Poets a group who inspired today's Rap music. #TheRevolutionWillNotBeTelevised #AmeriKKKa #BlackMusicMonth

06/06/2020

Today we celebrate the music, television, film and business achievements of @llcoolj (Ladies ❤️ Cool J). LL is a two-time Grammy winner and star of the hit series NCIS. He has recorded 13 studio albums while with Def Jam Recordings that includes hit songs such as; “Mama Said Knock You Out”, “I’m Bad”, “Going Back To Cali”, “I Need Love” and “Rock The Bells”. He has appeared and starred in multiple films and has authored several books including a children’s book. LL has hosted the Grammy Awards five times. He received a distinguished Kennedy Center Honors in 2017. In 2018 LL partnered with Sirius XM to launch Rock The Bells Radio which air on channel 43. He added his Rock The Bells signature clothing line earlier this year. His first album Radio will celebrate its 35th anniversary on November 18, 2020.

Universal Hip Hop Museum salutes LL Cool J and other Hip Hop icons and pioneers for Black Music Month. Support the museum’s start of construction in July with a donation today.
#blackmusicmonth #llcoolj #hiphophistory #universalhiphopmuseum #hiphopmuseum #raplegend #rap

We will be one of the first cultural institutions in the country offering this technology to protect our patrons from ex...
06/06/2020
THE UNIVERSAL HIP HOP MUSEUM AND SOTER TECHNOLOGIES PARTNERS FOR SAFE REOPENING OF [R]EVOLUTION OF HIP HOP EXHIBIT - Vents Magazine

We will be one of the first cultural institutions in the country offering this technology to protect our patrons from exposure to COVID-19. A complete game-changer and another step toward construction of our smart museum.

https://ventsmagazine.com/2020/06/05/the-universal-hip-hop-museum-and-soter-technologies-partners-for-safe-reopening-of-revolution-of-hip-hop-exhibit/

The Universal Hip Hop Museum is excited to announce its latest partnership with Soter Technologies,

06/05/2020

Cardi B from the Bronx is the top selling female Rap artist of today’s Hip Hop generation. Her Pop and Hip Hop collaborations with @brunomars has cemented her superstar status. They first collaborated on the funk driven Hip Hop jam remix of Bruno Mars song “Finesse” and then later on the Pop Smash Hit “Please”. Her debut album Privacy is certified Triple Platinum. Her album won the Grammy for Best New Rap Album in 2018. She is a graduate of Herbert H. Lehman in the Bronx and is very passionate about politics. She openly acknowledges that she hustled as a dancer, to help fund her music demos. She is married to Trap Music Star @offsetyrn of the @migos. Her connection to her Bronx roots, is a recognition of the culture and experiences that have defined who she is. #cardib #universalhiphopmuseum #hiphoppastandpresent

The Universal Hip Hop Museum for Black Music Month celebrates the creative contributions of the artists from the past and present. #cardib #offset #brunomars #universalhiphopmuseum #preservingandcelebratinghiphophistory #rap #hiphophistory

06/04/2020

James Brown Soul Brother #1 was known as The Godfather of Soul. His music inspired the birth of Hip Hop 🎧🎤. In 1968, a few months after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, James Brown released the song “Say It Loud - I’m Black and I Am Proud”, the song most closely identified with the Black Power Movement of that era. The song’s message about self-reliance and Black Empowerment, still resonates strongly today! #blackmusicmonth

The Universal Hip Hop Museum’s mission is inspire and promote greater understanding of local and global Hip Hop music and culture. There is no better time to do this, then during ✊🏾Black Music Month. Construction of Hip Hop’s future home at the Bronx Point will begin next month. It is time for all of Hip Hop to celebrate 🎉
#blacklivesmatter #blackmusicmonth #hiphopcommunity #jamesbrown #birthofhiphop #breakbeat #sayitloudimblackandimproud #universalhiphopmuseum #donate

06/03/2020

Run DMC The King of Rock the group’s platinum selling second studio album still reverberates today three and a half decades later. Certainly one of the most important Hip Hop recordings and undeniably one of the most iconic albums ever released. For the rest of the month of June, the Universal Hip Hop Museum will feature the artists and music who forever changed the landscape of Black Music and accelerated the global evolution of Hip Hop Culture. The daily tributes and historical features will lead the start of construction of Hip Hop’s future home at the Bronx Point in July. To celebrate the monumental groundbreaking of the museum that represents all of Hip Hop, you can provide your support with a donation of $1, $10 or any amount. Each $ raised goes direct to the museum’s building fund. #blackmusicmonth #hiphophistory #hiphopglobal #hiphoppreservation #celebratinghiphopculture #hiphopfiveelements #universalhiphopmuseum #rap #gaffiti #bboying #hiphopdjs #rundmc

06/02/2020

In remembrance of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the countless other Black citizens who were killed by police, we are asking all Hip Hoppas around the world to go dark today. No social media, radio or television. Use today for self reflection and a spiritual awakening. #theshowmustbepaused #HipHopGlobalInflunce

06/02/2020

In remembrance of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the countless other Black citizens who were killed by police, we are asking all Hip Hoppas around the world to go dark today. No social media, radio or television. Use today for self reflection and a spiritual awakening. #theshowmustbepaused #HipHopGlobalInflunce

06/01/2020

Hip Hop is the voice of the voiceless. Powerful new music video from the seeds of Rap Icons Eazy E, Chris Rivers, Ol Dirty Bastard and Dana Dane. The voice of Hip Hop's new generation speaking up for positive change in our communities. Change The World from the album 16 Bars 4 Hip Hop.

06/01/2020
Bill Bellamy

As only Bill Belamy can say it. Don't Fall For It!

Don’t fall for the trickery!! I’m NOT!! It’s going to be a lot of available real estate in Atlanta in 6 months!! Don’t Believe Me Just Watch!! 😂😂😂😂 #CoronaComedy #billbellamy

06/01/2020

We set Black Music Month off today celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the The Fat Boys second studio album The Fat Boys Are Back produced by @kurtisblow @princemarkiedee @legendarykoolrockski and Darren Robinson for Sutra Records. The album was certified gold and is considered an all time Hip Hop Classic. #thefatboysareback #hiphopclassic #hiphophistory #blackmusicmonth #universalhiphopmuseum #classicrap

The call for change is loud and clear.  Change The World tonight 6PM EST.
05/31/2020

The call for change is loud and clear. Change The World tonight 6PM EST.

05/26/2020

The original DAVY DMX is live now on our Instagram Page. Go now, he's killing it!!!! @UHHMuseum

Ralph McDaniels did his thing today a blend of Video Music Box and Hip Hop tribute mixes to honor Hip Hop's Fallen Soldi...
05/25/2020

Ralph McDaniels did his thing today a blend of Video Music Box and Hip Hop tribute mixes to honor Hip Hop's Fallen Soldiers.

Memorial Day Weekend. Big up @uhhmuseum All Day Mix.My Tribute to Hip Hop Fallen Soldiers is on there page. Salute to our Fallen Soldiers and victims of Covid 19 #NYCStandup

Coming up an exclusive set from the one and only Davy DMX at 8PM. Right now catch DJ Battlecat from DR. Dre's team. Go t...
05/25/2020

Coming up an exclusive set from the one and only Davy DMX at 8PM. Right now catch DJ Battlecat from DR. Dre's team. Go to @uhhmuseum on Instagram

Coming up at 7PM the Legendary DJ Battlecat with the West Coast flava.
05/25/2020

Coming up at 7PM the Legendary DJ Battlecat with the West Coast flava.

Coming up at 6PM Grandwizzard Theodore Livingston IG @uhhmuseum
05/25/2020

Coming up at 6PM Grandwizzard Theodore Livingston IG @uhhmuseum

Coming up DJ Spark (First Female) West Coat spinning at 5PM EST
05/25/2020

Coming up DJ Spark (First Female) West Coat spinning at 5PM EST

Ralph McDaniels paying tribute to Hip Hop Fallen Heroes right now on our IG page @uhhmuseum
05/25/2020

Ralph McDaniels paying tribute to Hip Hop Fallen Heroes right now on our IG page @uhhmuseum

Coming up at 4PM Uncle Ralph McDaniels Salute to Hip Hop's Fallen Heroes #SaluteToHipHopsFallenHeroes Catch live now wit...
05/25/2020

Coming up at 4PM Uncle Ralph McDaniels Salute to Hip Hop's Fallen Heroes #SaluteToHipHopsFallenHeroes Catch live now with DJ Charlie Chan of RUN DMC spinning live now on our IG page @uhhmuseum

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

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