The Universal Hip Hop Museum, which is the first-ever museum dedicated to rap music, is receiving a $3.7 million contribution from the state of New York.
Although the Universal Hip Hop Museum is currently operating as a pop-up exhibit in the Bronx Terminal Market, the museum will become a permanent part of the Bronx when it moves to Bronx Point in 2023. The museum will serve as the "home" for hip hop and "is aimed at celebrating and preserving 'the history of local and global hip-hop music and culture to inspire, empower, and promote understanding.'"
Construction on the $80 million institution is set to begin in summer 2020. Currently, the permanent museum location is an empty parking lot off of the Major Deegan Expressway.
The $3.7 million contribution by New York state was officially signed off by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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