New Universal Hip Hop Museum

Groundbreaking for Bronx Point and the Universal Hip Hop Museum

By Robert Press

Fat Joe, LL Cool J, Chuck D, Lil Kim, Naughty By Nature, Grandmaster Flash, EPMD, Slick Rick, and Michael Bivins to name only a few of the many many Rap Hip Hop stars that were on hand for the groundbreaking for the official launch of the ‘Universal Hip Hop Museum’ Capital Campaign, that will be the legacy of Hip Hop and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

The site, called Bronx Point, will include in Phase One 542 units of permanently Affordable Housing to the lower Concourse neighborhood, along with approximately 2.8 acres of public open space. An early childhood space run by BronxWorks, and outdoor science programming run by the Billion Oyster Project, in addition to the new Hip Hop Museum. The Bronx Point runs from East 138th Street up to East 150th Street, and is across the street from the new Target shopping Center which is in the background of some of the photos.

BP Diaz Jr. has a check for $4.2 Million dollars he gives to Rocky Bucano the Executive Director of the Universal Hip Hop Museum.
Rapper Fat Joe was called up to say a few words about growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx.
LL COOL J came up to say a few words about being a Hip Hop legend.
Mayor Bill de Blasio came up to say a few words on how Hip he is.
Were they talking about the Yankee No-Hitter the night before, or about life when 2022 rolls around.
It was time to hit the dirt, to throw out that first shovelful of dirt.
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