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
  • Grandmaster Melle Mel, Legendary EmCee

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

  • Nana Carmen Ashhurst, Chairwoman of the Board
  • Kurtis Blow, Chairman Emeritus
  • Rocky Bucano, Executive Director
  • Young Woo, Real Estate Development
  • Reggie Peters, Music Executive
  • Adam Silverstein, Collector & Attorney
  • Keith Clinkscales, Media Executive & Entrepreneur
  • Peter Bittenbender, CEO Mass Appeal

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

  • Edward Young, Co-Chair of Advisory Board
  • Robert Reid, Co-Chair of Advisory Board
  • Mandy Aragones, Artist Management
  • Dallas Austin, Musician, Songwriter & Producer
  • Michael Carnevale, Founder, CARNEVALE
  • Vivian Scott Chew, Music Executive
  • Fab Five Freddy, Hip Hop Pioneer
  • Mark Green, Celebrity Talent Agency
  • Marq Hawkins, West Coast
  • Michael Holman, Historian
  • Warrington Hudlin, Founder Black Filmmakers Foundation
  • Michelle Joyce, Social Media Marketing
  • SenYon Kelly, Nubian Video Archives & Collectibles
  • Neil Levine, Entertainment Executive
  • David Lipsey, Digital Asset Management
  • Ralph McDaniels, Video Music Box
  • Thembisa Mshaka, Author & Filmmaker
  • Michael Münzer, Apeiron Visuals
  • Shawn Prez, Music Industry Executive
  • Q-Tip, Hip Hop Legend
  • Dedra N. Tate, Entertainment Executive
  • Elai Tubo, DJ, Mix Engineer, Producer, Hip Hop Lecturer
  • Tina Marie Tyler, Tina On Tech
  • Tyrone Williams, Music Executive

CULTURAL AMBASSADORS

  • Sal Abbatiello
  • Bill Adler
  • Charlie Ahearn
  • Awesome Two, Teddy Ted & Special K
  • Big Daddy Kane
  • Chuck Chillout
  • Chuck D
  • DJ Bent Roc
  • DJ Hollywood
  • D-Nice
  • Doug E. Fresh
  • Funkmaster Flex
  • Ice T
  • Jazzy Jay
  • King Tee
  • Krayzie Bone
  • Kool Herc
  • Lisa Lee
  • LL Cool J
  • Marley Marl
  • Christopher “Play” Martin
  • MC Shan
  • Mr. Biggs
  • Nas
  • Peter “Pete Nice” Nash
  • Jorge “Popmaster Fabel” Pabon
  • Rakim
  • Rah Deluxe
  • Reggie Reg
  • Rodney C
  • Salt N Pepa
  • Sha Rock
  • Silky D
  • Slick Rick
  • Spoonie Gee
  • Sway Calloway
  • Tats Cru
  • Tony Tone
  • Van Silk
  • Tony “Mr. Wave” Wesley
  • POSTHUMOUS
  • Gary Harris
  • Lovebug Starski
  • Larry Smith

Accounting & Legal

  • David Miller, Esq. – Proskauer Rose, LLP
  • Candace Nepal – PPMT Strategic Group
  • Daniel Stewart, Esq. – Kramer Levin, LLP

Archives & Collections

  • Adam Silverstein, Director of Archives & Collections

Art Direction

  • Asya Blue, Asya Blue Design

Branding

  • Mass Appeal, Brand Agency
  • TELL-IGNITE

Bronx Point Development Partners

  • David Dishy, President L&M Development Partners
  • Josue Sanchez, Director L&M Development Partners
  • Anne Tirschwell, Principal Type A Projects

Bronx Terminal Market Operations

  • Avi Kollensher, SVP Related Companies
  • Janet Jimenez, BTM Property Manager, Related Companies
  • Karen Auster, CEO, The Auster Agency

Communications & Public Relations

  • Renee Foster, Director of Communications
  • Chris Chambers, CEO Chamber Group
  • Decota Letman, Publicist
  • Paul Thom, Publicist

Content Production

  • Erik Blamoville II, Geneius Creative Agency
  • Pamela French, Filmmaker
  • Kate Harvie, Contributing Writer & Outreach
  • Rich McKeown, KoolKidz Television & Publishing
  • Jacob Salter, Advisor

Corporate Partnerships

  • Morris Freeman

Curatorial Committee

  • Paradise Gray, Chief Curator
  • SenYon Kelly
  • Peter Nash
  • Jorge Pabon

Education Committee

  • Marta Diaz, Director, Hip Hop Education Center
  • Christina Desnoyer, Assistant Director, Hip Hop Education Center
  • Kashema Hutchinson, Assistant Director, Hip Hop Education Center
  • Tasha Iglesias, Ph.D., Hip Hop Association of Advancement & Education
  • Rahman Jamaal, Hip Hop Congress, Rap Force Academy
  • Sommer Regan McCoy, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Mixtape Museum
  • Rich Nice, The A&R Room, Sway in the Morning
  • Minister Server, Hip Hop Ministries
  • DJ Wiz, Kid-N-Play

Fundraising

  • Martin Caba
  • Donna Davis
  • Rachel Weingeist

Innovation & Technology Partner

  • Dr. Fox Harrell, Director of MIT’s Center of Advance Virtuality

Lobbyists

  • John Wright, The Wright Group
  • Larisa Wick, The Wright Group
  • Kristin Ruffles, The Wright Group

Museum Design

  • Michael Ford, Consultant
  • Rio Valledor, Ralph Appelbaum Associates
  • Larnise Bowen, Ralph Appelbaum Associates
  • Chris Wood, SmithGroup

Museum Membership

  • Lance Pope

Social Media

  • Kylerr Bucano
  • Cordelia Donovan