The Hip Hop Museum

The Hip Hop Museum The Universal Hip Hop Museum is now The Hip Hop Museum opening spring of 2025.
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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 s**t 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 2024 and is now accepting resumes and donations.

12/08/2023

🎙️ MIAMI x Tour

Check out the agenda and pull up before it’s a wrap ⏰

51 NW 24th Street, Miami. Walk-ins welcome on a first come basis.

🎟️: bit.ly/THHMMIAMI

Curated by Pete Nice and Claude Paradise Gray.
Featuring Sculptures by Danny Cortes.
Artwork by Jorit.

Guests 21+ will receive a complimentary cocktail courtesy of Ciroc, until supplies run out.

CÎROC Vodka. Distilled From Fine French Grapes. 40% Alc/Vol. Imported from France by Diageo, New York, NY. Drink responsibly. Don’t share with anyone under legal age.

Astounding new book and Clothing Capsule "50 years of Hip Hop Flyers" by Pete Nice & Paradise Gray (X to the 3rd), FINEA...
12/07/2023

Astounding new book and Clothing Capsule "50 years of Hip Hop Flyers" by Pete Nice & Paradise Gray (X to the 3rd), FINEART.HIPHOP and Tramp.

Bringing people great memories of when they first stepped in the place to be and heard the DJ playing their favorite jams!

Designed by: Pete Nice & Paradise Gray (X to the 3rd) Tramp from Sure Shot

Available here: [https://uhhmstore.com/]

Two Legends Collide for The 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop: TATS Crew & Mitchell & Ness join forces to represent this miles...
12/05/2023

Two Legends Collide for The 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop: TATS Crew & Mitchell & Ness join forces to represent this milestone in the world of music and culture with their new limited edition drop with the NBA.

Pre-order your Los Angeles Lakers NOW before they are all gone. A portion of each sale will go to The Hip Hop Museum.

Designed by: The TATS Crew / BX 4 Life

Available here [https://uhhmstore.com/]


CBS New York is celebrating Hip Hop culture’s iconic artists and history that are shaping a new generation of rappers. T...
12/04/2023

CBS New York is celebrating Hip Hop culture’s iconic artists and history that are shaping a new generation of rappers. This Friday at 5:30 p.m., they will air a new 30-minute special "Hip Hop at 50: Born in the Bronx."

Take a look at this CBS News’ article, click here https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/newyork/news/cbs-new-york-gets-sneak-peek-inside-the-hip-hop-museum-set-to-open-late-in-2024/

We were taken around the raw space inside and out, for one of the first tours of what is predicted to be a global destination.

Astounding new book and Clothing Capsule "50 years of Hip Hop Flyers" by Pete Nice & Paradise Gray (X to the 3rd), FINEA...
11/29/2023

Astounding new book and Clothing Capsule "50 years of Hip Hop Flyers" by Pete Nice & Paradise Gray (X to the 3rd), FINEART.HIPHOP and Tramp.

Bringing people great memories of when they first stepped in the place to be and heard the DJ playing their favorite jams!

Designed by: Pete Nice & Paradise Gray (X to the 3rd) Tramp from Sure Shot

Available here: [https://uhhmstore.com/]

Two Legends Collide for The 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop: TATS Crew & Mitchell Ness join forces to represent this milesto...
11/29/2023

Two Legends Collide for The 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop: TATS Crew & Mitchell Ness join forces to represent this milestone in the world of music and culture with their new limited edition drop with the NBA.

Pre-order your Miami Heat jersey NOW before they are all gone. A portion of each sale will go to The Hip Hop Museum.

Designed by: The TATS Crew / BX 4 Life

Available here [https://uhhmstore.com/]

11/28/2023
In August 2023, The Hip Hop Museum held its inaugural Gala. The culture was represented and we had support from a host o...
11/27/2023

In August 2023, The Hip Hop Museum held its inaugural Gala. The culture was represented and we had support from a host of spectacular partners. A special heartfelt shout out to our Swag Room Sponsors for their Generous Donations! Check them out this Cyber Monday.

(List of Sponsors) ⬇️

A House Called Hue, IFundWomen, Awesome Coffee (HARO), Circle Line NY, For the Culture, Glubbs, I Am More Than My Hair, Island Fresh Products, La Fête Wine Co, Luxottica (Ray-Ban), Pear Nova, PeaTos (Zebra PR), Phillip Ashley Chocolates, Remy Martin, SPGBK Watches, The Doux (5WPR), University of Dope, Toyota HBCUNY Classic, Wear Brims, and Brain Love.


In August 2023, The Hip Hop Museum held its inaugural Gala. The culture was represented and we had support from a host o...
11/24/2023

In August 2023, The Hip Hop Museum held its inaugural Gala. The culture was represented and we had support from a host of spectacular partners. A special heartfelt shout out to our Swag Room Sponsors for their Generous Donations! Check them out this Black Friday.

(List of Sponsors) ⬇️

A House Called Hue, IFundWomen, Awesome Coffee (HARO), Circle Line NY, For the Culture, Glubbs, I Am More Than My Hair, Island Fresh Products, La Fête Wine Co, Luxottica (Ray-Ban), Pear Nova, PeaTos (Zebra PR), Phillip Ashley Chocolates, Remy Martin, SPGBK Watches, The Doux (5WPR), University of Dope, Toyota HBCUNY Classic, Wear Brims, and Brain Love.


11/24/2023

*We do not own the rights to this music or video.

The 1990s marked a transformative era for Hip Hop, ushering in change and the exploration of new creative ideas. One standout example of this evolution was the release of Tupac’s single "California Love" in May 1995, featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman. Seven months later, in December 1995, the accompanying music video, directed by Hype Williams, emerged to make a lasting impact.

Set in the imagined landscape of 2095, the video exuded a "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" vibe, creating a futuristic steampunk version of Burning Man. The visuals were characterized by a gritty, dusty atmosphere, adorned with leather, spikes, and an overall sense of mad fun. The performance of Dre and Tupac at "The Dome" showcased their lyrical banter on the track, solidifying "California Love" as the anthem for the West Coast.

As the video concluded, Tupac awoke to the realization that it was all a dream, accompanied by a sign that intriguingly declared, "To Be Continued."

This tantalizing ending left viewers wondering about the untold possibilities. The single not only captivated audiences visually but also achieved substantial success on the charts. It secured a position on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for several weeks and claimed the top spot in various other countries.

In a poignant turn of events, the song "California Love" earned a posthumous Grammy Award nomination in 1997, specifically in the category of Best Rap Performance by a Duo/Group. This recognition highlighted the enduring impact of the track and its significance in the ever-evolving landscape of Hip Hop.


Two Legends Collide for The 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop: TATS Crew & Mitchell Ness join forces to represent this milesto...
11/23/2023

Two Legends Collide for The 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop: TATS Crew & Mitchell Ness join forces to represent this milestone in the world of music and culture with their new limited edition drop with the NBA.

Pre-order your New York Knicks jersey NOW before they are all gone. Portion of each sale will go to The Hip Hop Museum.

Designed by: The TATS Crew / BX 4 Life
Available here [https://uhhmstore.com/]

Purchase a Knicks jersey today or tomorrow and receive 25% off your next non jersey item order. A code will be sent to you via email after your purchase.

The beginning of Global Hip Hop Culture! 6pm-8pm, November 15- December 20, 2023!A grassroots exhibition at Hostos Commu...
11/22/2023

The beginning of Global Hip Hop Culture!

6pm-8pm, November 15- December 20, 2023!

A grassroots exhibition at Hostos Community College, an iconic institution, built on activism which was the catalyst for Hip Hop Culture!

Come check out some phenomenal work by many artists.

Curated by IG and
sponsored by IG lG 🙏🏾.

Signed Born In The Bronx books will be on hand along with merchandise by IG !

You don't want to miss this!

11/21/2023
11/16/2023
11/13/2023

NC. The Hip Hop Museum Tour is coming your way for that Southern Charm. See you at Norfolk Loft. Fresh tickets available to the public. Walk-ins allowed on a first come basis.

🎟️: bit.ly/THHMCHARLOTTE

[Curated by Pete Nice & Claude Paradise Gray]

Guests 21+ will receive a complimentary cocktail courtesy of Ciroc, until supplies run out.

CÎROC Vodka. Distilled From Fine French Grapes. 40% Alc/Vol. Imported from France by Diageo, New York, NY. Drink responsibly. Don’t share with anyone under legal age.

Just in case you missed SNL last night. The Hip Hop Museum was a part of their Hip Hop 50 skit. This was the second time...
11/12/2023

Just in case you missed SNL last night. The Hip Hop Museum was a part of their Hip Hop 50 skit. This was the second time that the museum was a part of SNL. Thank you to Lorne Michaels and the cast of SNL.

https://youtu.be/XmuGBNBBu3A?si=WT7NsrCavt9gBmTj

11/11/2023
11/10/2023

Released on this day in history:
1993:
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders.

11/09/2023
On October 19th, 2023, The Hip Hop Museum had a special ribbon cutting ceremony. We proudly announced that L&M Developme...
11/08/2023

On October 19th, 2023, The Hip Hop Museum had a special ribbon cutting ceremony. We proudly announced that L&M Development Partners and Type A Projects completed the housing portion of our project. The housing component on top of our museum will include 542 affordable housing units. The first families and individuals will be allowed to move in the upcoming weeks. This is a monumental step moving forward for mix used development projects across the country.

Thank you to the UAG construction team and the laborers for their hard work and dedication 🙏🏾.


11/06/2023

🌴 LA. You've always represented the culture to the fullest. We will see you at The Hip Hop Museum Tour at Hudson Loft City of Angels. More tickets up for grabs. Walk-ins welcome with first-come priority.

🎟️ LA RESERVATION: bit.ly/THHMLOSANGELES

[Curated by Pete Nice & Claude Paradise Gray]
[Featuring art by Danny Cortes]

Guests 21+ will receive a complimentary cocktail courtesy of Ciroc, until supplies run out.

CÎROC Vodka. Distilled From Fine French Grapes. 40% Alc/Vol. Imported from France by Diageo, New York, NY. Drink responsibly. Don’t share with anyone under legal age.

11/04/2023
On Nov. 3rd at 10pm EST, Urbanworld Film Festival celebrates the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop with "Lights, Cameras, Rhym...
11/01/2023

On Nov. 3rd at 10pm EST, Urbanworld Film Festival celebrates the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop with "Lights, Cameras, Rhymes: 50 Years of Hip Hop on Screen." This program kicks off with A Love Letter to Hip Hop, a visual journey through the history of Hip Hop. Under the directorial genius of Benny Boom and starring Black Thought, this homage brilliantly captures 50 years of Hip Hop history, from its humble beginnings to the multi-billion dollar global ecosystem and lifestyle it is today.

Following will be a montage of iconic Hip Hop music videos, curated by The Hip Hop Museum’s team, Pamela French and Prime Minister Pete Nice and Urbanworld’s, Jessica Chong. A panel discussion to follow.

Tickets are now available! Head to the link https://bit.ly/THHMUrbanWorld! You don't want to miss this. It's going to be an incredible November!

On November 2nd, The Hip Hop Museum’s Executive Director, Rocky Bucano will take part of a panel discussion to discuss t...
10/30/2023

On November 2nd, The Hip Hop Museum’s Executive Director, Rocky Bucano will take part of a panel discussion to discuss the premiere of "The South Got Something to Say" documentary.

Make sure to get your ticket, click here https://live.ajc.com/hiphop50/social.

Fun Facts: In the early stages, Rocky Bucano was Executive Vice President of Rowdy Records. Accordingly, in 1993 Rocky helped Rowdy win “Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Song” with the song “We Getz Busy” by Illegal.


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

10/30/2023

👑 H-Town, show up and show out for 50 years of Hip Hop. We're bringing the noise with The Hip Hop Museum tour. Extra tickets available now.

Walk-ins on a first-come basis.
🎟️ HTX RESERVATION: bit.ly/THHMHOUSTON

[Curated by Pete Nice & Claude Paradise Gray]
[Featuring art by Danny Cortes]

Guests 21+ will receive a complimentary cocktail courtesy of Ciroc, until supplies run out.

CÎROC Vodka. Distilled From Fine French Grapes. 40% Alc/Vol. Imported from France by Diageo, New York, NY. Drink responsibly. Don’t share with anyone under legal age.

Recap from last week: Thursday night, The Hip Hop Museum was outside! Thank you to Classic Material for allowing us to b...
10/29/2023

Recap from last week: Thursday night, The Hip Hop Museum was outside! Thank you to Classic Material for allowing us to be part of your Halloween party.

And thank you to Augspurger Monitors, a professional audio design company, for inviting us to help celebrate your 25th anniversary at Quad Studios.


Shoutout to the graffiti artist, Jaek El Diablo, for this amazing Hip Hop 50 art mural 🙏🏾. ��The level of skill this too...
10/28/2023

Shoutout to the graffiti artist, Jaek El Diablo, for this amazing Hip Hop 50 art mural 🙏🏾. ��The level of skill this took is breathtaking. Swipe to see the progression from the beginning to the final image.��🎨IG


10/26/2023
In partnership with Open House New York, The Hip Hop Museum recently released a new fun Hip Hop activity for their weeke...
10/22/2023

In partnership with Open House New York, The Hip Hop Museum recently released a new fun Hip Hop activity for their weekend planning.

If people didn’t have the opportunity to see our physical museum as it is being built, tonight on Oct. 22nd from 6pm-8pm, people will have a chance to take a glimpse into the Metaverse World of The Hip Hop Museum.

Click here https://bit.ly/OHNYTHHM for instructions on how to take part.

*Virtual museum is a work in progress & does not reflect what the brick and mortar will look/entail.*

Join  and  as we talk about living authentically as you serve! Tomorrow … Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2 pm over at the  for a con...
10/22/2023

Join and as we talk about living authentically as you serve!

Tomorrow … Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2 pm over at the for a conversation surely to edify and celebrate Hip Hop and faith!

This is gonna be good!

10/21/2023
10/20/2023

Take a look at this clip back from April of 2021 where there was a private battle called The Grand Master Hip Hop Invitational on BronxNet TV against DJ Perly vs DJ Flawless.

Hosted by Grandmaster Caz and Grandmaster Melle Mel.


10/19/2023
  🎙️The saga continues. We felt the love in the big apple. Next stop, ATL.The Hip Hop Museum Tour is cruising to the Sou...
10/18/2023

🎙️The saga continues. We felt the love in the big apple. Next stop, ATL.

The Hip Hop Museum Tour is cruising to the Southern Exchange Ballrooms this Saturday, 10/21. Peep the link in the bio to RSVP before it is too late. From city to city, we are bringing you Hip Hop history.

🔗 ATL RESERVATION: bit.ly/THHMATLANTA

Guest 21+ will receive a complimentary cocktail courtesy of , until supplies run out.

CÎROC Vodka. Distilled From Fine French Grapes. 40% Alc/Vol. Imported from France by Diageo, New York, NY. Drink responsibly. Don’t share with anyone under legal age.

The legendary graffiti artist, Skeme, tagging up a NYC train around 1982. Skeme began his career in 1978, but painted hi...
10/17/2023

The legendary graffiti artist, Skeme, tagging up a NYC train around 1982.

Skeme began his career in 1978, but painted his first train in 1980. Skeme would later become known as “the king” of the 3 line, He would consistently tag trains on every line and those tags would travel through all 5 boroughs in NYC. This feat was called “All City” and only a few artists have managed to pull this off.

In 1983, Skeme and many artists were shown in the documentary “Style Wars.” The film indirectly exposed many artists identities causing Skeme’s mother to convince him to join the military where he served for 28 years. Skeme till this day is very active internationally and his work has been viewed in numerous galleries.

Thank you Skeme for your contributions to Hip Hop 🙏🏾.


10/17/2023

👑 The South got something to say for .

The Hip Hop Museum tour. See you at Southern Exchange Ballrooms. If you don’t have a ticket, more tickets are available via the link below.

🔗 ATL RESERVATION: bit.ly/THHMATLANTA

[Curated by Pete Nice & Claude Paradise Gray]
[Featuring art by Danny Cortes]

Guests 21+ will receive a complimentary cocktail courtesy of Ciroc, until supplies run out.

CÎROC Vodka. Distilled From Fine French Grapes. 40% Alc/Vol. Imported from France by Diageo, New York, NY. Drink responsibly. Don’t share with anyone under legal age.

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