FOUNDING BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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ROCKY BUCANO

Interactive technologist, serial entrepreneur, artist manager, and marketing/branding executive.

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TOM SILVERMAN

CEO of Tommy Boy Entertainment, a world leader in Hip Hop & Dance.

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BILL STEPHNEY

CEO of StepSun Music and board member of the Apollo Theatre Foundation.

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ICE-T

Star of hit television show, Law & Order SVU, and pioneer rap music superstar.

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PHILLIP MORROW

CEO of SoBro, the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Organization, a leader in affordable housing development.

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WESLEY RAMJEET

Licensed CPA and CEO of the PPMT Strategic Group , a New York City based business consultantcy firm with offices in Florida and California.

FOUNDING MEMBERS

  • Rocky Bucano, Business Owner and Entertainment Manager
  • Kurtis Blow, Recording Superstar
  • Shawn LG Thomas, Music producer & Host of the Back Spin Sirius XM
  • Grandwizzard Theodore, Inventor of the Scratch
  • Mickey Bentson, Manager for actor/rap superstar, Ice T
  • Joe Conzo, First photographer of hip hop culture

Board of Trustees

  • Rocky Bucano, Chairman of the Board
  • Ndaba Mandela, Vice Chairman
  • Wesley Ramjeet, Treasurer
  • Shawn Thomas, Music Production
  • Greg Mack, Legendary Radio Host
  • Dedra N. Tate, Entertainment Executive
  • Kurtis Blow, Legendary Rap Star

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

  • Arnold Brown, VP of Intellectual Property Silicon Image
  • Tom Silverman, Founder, Tommy Boy Records
  • Edward Young, CEO F2F 660 Digital
  • Adam Silverstein, Hip Hop Collector
  • Michael Carnevale, Founder, CARNEVALE
  • Michael Blake, NYS Assemblyman
  • Charles Stettler, Founder Tin Pan Appl
  • Michael Ford, Hip Hop Architect
  • Tyrone Williams, CEO Cold Chillin Records
  • Robert Reid, Managing Director, Vistrada
    Lady B, Pioneer Radio Personality
  • Cynthia Horner, Editor Hip Hop Weekly
  • Doug Young, West Coast Region
  • Marq Hawkins, West Coast
  • Carmelo Alvarez, Founder Radiotron
  • Derrick Lewis, Business Consultant
  • Kevin Patrick, Business & Entertainment Consultant
  • Eshan Ponnadurai, Head of Marketing Uber Asia
    Michael Kaufman, Music Industry

Cultural Ambassadors

Paradise Gray, 1 Hood Media
Fab Five Freddie, Artist
Ernie Panniciolli, Hip Hop Collector and Photographer
Big Daddy Kane, Rap Artist
Rakim, Rap Artist
Q Tip, Rap Artist
Hakim Green, Activist
Roxanne Shante, Rap Artist
Eric Orr, Gallery Owner
Chip Fu, Rap Artist
Michael Khalfani, Hip Hop Pioneer
Charlie Chase, Hip Hop Pioneer DJ
Bonz Malone, Writer and Film Producer
Tats Cru, Graffiti Artists
Dale Restenghini, Filmmaker
Leyla Turkin, Publicist

HONORARY ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

  • Kool Herc
  • Jazzy Jay
  • Lisa Lee
  • Eric Orr
  • Nasty Nes
  • Busy Bee
  • Sha Rock
  • DMC
  • Whodini
  • Kool Kyle
  • D-Nice
  • Lady Luck
  • Lord Jamar
  • Redman
  • Awesome Two
  • DJ Hollywood
  • Luv Bug Starski
  • Grandmaster Caz
  • Larry Smith
  • MC GLOBE
  • Reggie Reg
  • Rodney C 
  • Mr. Biggs
  • LA Sunshine
  • Jalil Hutchins
  • Ed Lover
  • Debbie D
  • Doug E. Fresh
  • Special K
  • Red Alert
  • DJ Charlie Chase
  • Sammy B
  • Chuck Chillout
  • Jorge Fabel Fabon
  • Channel Live
  • Rah Digga
  • Chip Fu
  • Master Ice
  • Funkmaster Flex
  • Diamond D
  • Grand Puba
  • Sway
  • Salt n Pepa
  • Marley Marl
  • MC Shan
  • DJ Bent Roc
  • Tony Tone
  • Mario Winans
  • Teddy Riley
  • Krayzie Bone
  • Devastating Tito
  • Tats Cru
  • Spoonie G
  • Silky D
  • …and more

SPECIAL PROJECT CONSULTANT

  • Taneshia Nash Laird, Business Development & Communications

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS

  • Terence Barry, South Africa
  • Tom Aelbrecht, Belgium
  • DJ Frisk, Italy
  • Raquel Delgado, Latin Markets

Business Development, Accounting and Legal

  • Donna Davis, SoBRO
  • Jessica St. John
  • David Miller, Esq. – Proskauer Rose, LLP
  • Harry Dublinsky – EisnerAmper LLP

UHHM EXECUTIVE TEAM

  • Rocky Bucano, President & Chairman of the Board
  • Ndaba Mandela, Vice Chairman
  • Wesley Ramjeet, Treasurer
  • Paradise Gray, Chief Curator
  • Adam Silverstein, Director of Museum Collections and Archives
  • Tanji Gilliam PhD/MFA, Neighborhood Planner and Director of Education
  • Ralph McDaniels, Vice President of Original Programming
  • Marq Hawkins, Chairman of the UHH Network
  • Martin Caba, Director of Development and Public Policy
  • Shawn Thomas, Music Production

UHHM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Kurtis Blow, Co Chair Hip Hop Preservation
  • Carmelo Alvarez, West Coast Development Director
  • Sha Rock, Chairperson Women Of Hip Hop