About the [R]Evolution of Hip Hop

The Universal Hip Hop Museum in collaboration with Microsoft and the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality presents the [R]Evolution of Hip Hop an immersive journey through Hip Hop history, from the 1970s to the present. The Breakbeat narratives is the centerpiece installation offering exhibit-visitors a customized examination of Hip Hop history driven by Microsoft AI. The [R]evolution of Hip Hop: The Foundation is the first of many sample exhibits conceived by creative agents from multiple artistic disciplinaries who employ archives and experimental storytelling techniques focusing on the five elements of Hip Hop culture – MCing, Breakdancing, Aerosol Art and Knowledge.  For the month of December the exhibit will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Kurtis Blow’s hit song “Christmas Rappin” and pay special tribute to his 40 year career in entertainment. 

The [R]Evolution of Hip Hop provides visitors from the Bronx, New York City, and the world with a sneak preview of the Universal Hip Hop Museum, which breaks ground at the Bronx Point in 2020 and is scheduled to open in 2023 in celebration of Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary.


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[R]Evolution of Hip Hop

Executive Director:
Rocky Bucano

Paradise Gray
Bill Adler
Joe Conzo Jr.

Cultural Ambassador:
Jorge Pop Master Fabel

Archive and Program Managers:
Martha Diaz
Sen Yon Kelly
Reggie Peters

About The Universal Hip Hop Museum:

The Universal Hip Hop Museum is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non profit charity, chartered by the New York State Department of Education Board of Regents. The UHHM was established March 12, 2012 and is the only museum solely dedicated to the documentation, analysis, preservation and celebration of Hip Hop History and Culture in the world.