Universal Hip Hop Museum receives $3.5 million grant from New York State

Universal Hip Hop Museum receives $3.5 million grant from New York State

The Universal Hip Hop Museum is temporary in Bronx Terminal Market. It is the brain child of New Yorkers who have been on the hip-hop scene since the very beginning.

One of these New Yorkers is executive director Rocky Bucano. Born and raised in the Bronx, Bucano was a DJ as a teenager in the early 1970’s, CNN reports.

Thanks to Bucano, his co-founding members and state funding, hip-hop will have a 50,000-square-foot place to call home in Bronx Point come 2023. The grant was announced on Thursday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as part of a statewide package of economic and community development funding.