BRONX, NY – An exhibition celebrating classic hip-hop and where it all started, the Boogie-Down Bronx, is now open on the Bronx Terminal Market.
“We’re starting in the ’70s and it’s a changing show because we’re going to be here for three years, so that will take about six months, and then we’ll see the’ 80s, then the ’90s and then today’s music,” said Rocky Bucano , Executive Director of the Universal Hip-Hop Museum.
This exhibition, called The Revolution of Hip Hop, is a preview of the Bronx-planned Universal Hip-Hop Museum.
The groundbreaking ceremony for next summer is scheduled for 149th and Exterior Streets.
Several hip-hop artists are involved, such as Prime Minister Pete Nice of 3rd Base.
“As a white kid from Queens and Long Island, I was just part of hip-hop, because the Bronx pioneers themselves were some of the pioneers from Brooklyn and Queens. I owe them all and everyone and hip-hop a big debt, “said Nice.
The exhibition informs young and old fans about a phenomenon of music and culture that began as a way out of poverty and violence and today is a billion dollar industry.
Visitors from all over the world come to the exhibition.
“I was the first break dancer in Scotland and over the years I’ve dedicated myself to hip-hop culture,” said Nancy McAndrew, who traveled from Scotland.
The exhibition looks at all the elements of hip-hop, not just the rapping.
“With the dance element, with the DJ, the MC, the aerosol art, even the fashion was part of it, in fact we had double Dutch girls who were with us in the days on the early tours,” Jorge said. Pop Master Fable “Pabon from the Rocky Steady Crew.
And because kids love their favorite rap artists these days, they can tell where it all started with this exhibition. Students of P.S. 274 took up the experiences of the old school during a recent visit.
“When I talked to them, they were already up to date in certain things because they came from the Bronx, but as if they feel old because these kids do not even know what a record is, they do not know what a.” Turntable is, “said Nice.
Admission to the exhibition is free, but you must contact uhhm.org.
The construction of the permanent Universal Hip Hop Museum is scheduled to begin next year and be completed in 2023. Curators say this will be the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.