Concert in the Bronx raised awareness for The Universal Hip Hop Museum
On Saturday, June 14, The Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) founders and board of directors presented a series of events that raised awareness and funds for a planned museum celebrating hip-hop culture. The UHHM will feature interactive exhibits, performance space, artifacts, a 250-seat movie theater, restaurant and roof deck, and much more. The proposed site is the old Kelly Furniture building on Bruckner Blvd. in the Bronx – where hip-hop was born.
Saturday, organizers gave a tour of the space, describing how the warehouse will be transformed into an educational, cultural, and artistic center. Afterwards, attendees walked across the street to Lincoln Ave. and the South Bronx Ignites block party, where The UHHM, Fifteen Dynasty, and the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation presented the “Living Legends of Hip Hop Show.” The high-energy event featured Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Stick-E and the Hoods, and Grand Wizzard Theodore. Uncle Ralph McDaniels hosted the show, which also included an appearance by Ice-T, and youth dance competitions.