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.  The new exhibit will feature the early 80’s!

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 2024 in celebration of Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary.

Please check back for more information on our new exhibit, “1986-1990” coming soon!


Enter on the ground level at 610 Exterior Street, next door to HOSTOS Community College Media Center, or from the Lower Level in the parking garage.



The City of New York’s mandatory COVID-19 protocols are in place at The [R]Evolution of Hip Hop. Requirements can be found here and via the City of New York’s Key to NYC.

Thank you in advance for your compliance.

[R]Evolution of Hip Hop

Executive Director:
Rocky Bucano

Paradise Gray, Chief Curator
Pete Nice, Co-Curator
SenYon Kelly, Co-Curator
Martha Diaz, Associate Curator and Archivist
PopMaster Fabel, Fashion Curator and Artist-In-Residence

Guest Curators:
Sal Abbatiello
Bill Adler
Charlie Ahearn
Joe Conzo Jr.
Michael Holman

Music Programming:
Cutman LG

Guest Services:
Kylerr Bucano
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.