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The Universal Hip Hop Museum Will Come Home To The Bronx

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Hip Hop is making its way back home to the Bronx.

Hip Hop has made its way around the block. From coast to coast and even overseas, a genre that was said to only be a fad has stuck around for 44 consecutive years. Biggie said it best “You never thought that-hop would take it this far.” According to DNA Info, the borough of The Bronx will be constructing The Universal Hip-Hop Museum as a part of a mega-development complex coming to Bronx Point. This project which was approved by Community Board 4 will include a multiplex theater, education space, retail/food venues, entertainment centers, as well as 1,045 units of affordable housing.

“The Universal Hip-Hop Museum may be the single most important project for the preservation of hip-hop culture,” Hip-Hop legend and UHHM chairman Kurtis Blow said. “This new cultural institution will be a great new tourism destination for NYC and the Bronx. What a great day for hip-hop!”

A few natives are concerned that this is a form of gentrification.

While others are here for this.

As a chronic museum goer and Hip Hop lover, I can see how a museum such a this would benefit the community. I can also see how something like this can harm the community by forcing families out to create a “cleaner” environment. On the upside, I hope the features and benefits of The Universal Hip-Hop Museum live up to the genre to make sure the story is told correctly.

The Universal Hip Hop Museum is set to open as early as 2022.