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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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.

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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.

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 Jr., Cold Crush Brothers Photographer

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

  • Kurtis Blow, Chairman of the Board
  • Rocky Bucano, Executive Director
  • Wesley Ramjeet, Treasurer
  • Greg Mack, Legendary Radio Host
  • Young Woo, Real Estate Development
  • Reggie Peters, Music Executive
  • Adam Silverstein, Collector and Attorney
  • Keith Clinkscales, Media Executive & Entrepreneur

Development & Programming Chairs

  • Dr. Juhanna Rogers, Chair of Education Committee
  • Mark Zablow, Chairman UHHM Junior Board
  • Chuck D, Chairman Celebrity Board
  • Doug Colon, Chairman BBoy Committee
  • Michelle Joyce, Chair of YouTube Studio Production

Museum Design & Construction

  • Michael Ford, Architecture Project Leader
  • Carl Bolofer, Hamilton Anderson Associates
  • Robert Bolesta, Ralph Appelbaum Associates
  • Lee Carter, Hamilton Anderson Associates
  • Rio Valledor, Ralph Appelbaum Associates
  • Larnise Bowen, Ralph Appelbaum Associates

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

  • Dedra N. Tate, Entertainment Executive
  • Tom Silverman, Founder, Tommy Boy Records
  • Edward Young, CEO F2F 660 Digital
  • Michael Carnevale, Founder, CARNEVALE
  • Michael Blake, NYS Assemblyman
  • Charles Stettler, Founder Tin Pan Apple
  • Michael Ford, Hip Hop Architect
  • Tyrone Williams, CEO Cold Chillin Records
  • Robert Reid, Managing Director, Vistrada
  • Lady B, Pioneer Radio Personality
  • Marq Hawkins, West Coast
  • Russell Pressley, Music Consultant
  • Thembisa Mshaka, Author & Filmmaker
  • Juhanna Rogers, Education phd
  • Popmaster Fabel, Rock Steady Crew
  • Troy Shelton, Marketing Strategy
  • John Ambrose, Entertainment Attorney
  • Michelle Joyce, Social Media Marketing
  • Warrington Hudlin, Founder Black Filmakers Foundation
  • Michael Münzer, Apeiron Visuals
  • Elai Tubo, DJ, Mix Engineer, Producer, Hip Hop Lecturer
  • SenYon Kelly, Nubian Video Archives & Collectibles
  • Ari Melber, Host MSNBC
  • Mark Green, Celebrity Talent Agency
  • Harry Allen, Journalist
  • Michael Holman, Historian
  • Peter Bittenbender, CEO Mass Appeal

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
LL Cool J, Rap Artist and Television Star
Q Tip, Rap Artist

NAS, Mass Appeal
Hakim Green, Activist
Eric Orr, Gallery Owner
Chip Fu, Rap Artist
Charlie Chase, Hip Hop Pioneer DJ
Bonz Malone, Writer and Film Producer
Tats Cru, Graffiti Artists
Dale Restenghini, Filmmaker

HONORARY ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

  • Kool Herc
  • Jazzy Jay
  • Lisa Lee
  • Nasty Nes
  • Busy Bee
  • Sha Rock
  • Whodini
  • Kool Kyle
  • D-Nice
  • Lady Luck
  • Lord Jamar
  • Redman
  • Awesome Two
  • DJ Hollywood
  • LoveBug Starski (deceased)
  • Larry Smith (deceased)
  • MC GLOBE
  • Reggie Reg
  • Rodney C 
  • Mr. Biggs
  • LA Sunshine
  • Jalil Hutchins
  • Ed Lover
  • Debbie D
  • Doug E. Fresh
  • Special K
  • DJ Charlie Chase
  • Sammy B
  • Chuck Chillout
  • Jorge Popmaster Fabel Pabon
  • 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
  • King Tee
  • …and more

National Fundraising & Development

Rachel Weingeist, Fundraising & Development
Renee Foster, Development

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS

  • Raquel Delgado, Latin Markets
  • Michael Asperion, UHHM Branding

Business Development, Accounting and Legal

  • Donna Davis, Development Consultant
  • David Miller, Esq. – Proskauer Rose, LLP
  • Daniel Stewart, Attorney – Kramer Levin, LLP

UHHM EXECUTIVE TEAM

  • Kurtis Blow, Chairman of the Board
  • Rocky Bucano, Executive Director
  • Wesley Ramjeet, Treasurer
  • Paradise Gray, Chief Curator
  • Adam Silverstein, Director of Museum Collections and Archives
  • Ralph McDaniels, Vice President of Original Programming
  • Shawn Thomas, Music Production
  • Eddie Lane, eNewsletter Editor

Public Relations – The Chamber Group

  • Chris Chambers, CEO Chamber Group
  • Carlos Vega, Publicist
  • Kiwan Michael Anderson, Publicist
  • Decota Letman, Publicist