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.