Universal Hip Hop Museum gets $5.5M in funding

Hip-hop icons including Russell Simmons, Eric B and Grand Wizzard Theodore joined Mayor Eric Adams in the Bronx on Wednesday to celebrate $5.5 million in funding for the future Universal Hip Hop Museum. 

The museum, which is  at the intersection of Exterior Street and East 150th Street, will receive $2 million in funding from Adams, $2 million from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson and $1.5 million from the City Council as part of the 2023 fiscal year budget, the mayor said in a press release.

At a news conference at the construction site Wednesday morning, Adams said he “grew up listening to hip-hop.” 

“Who I am as a person,

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