Friday, May 13

The Birth of the Bronx's Universal Hip Hop Museum

"The old, shuttered Bronx Borough Courthouse was once something like the Goree Island of New York City: A point of no return for many black and Latino youth who, throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, were detained in its chambers before being sent off to feed the beast of mass incarceration. The young and restless Bronx denizens who were able to evade the courthouse’s rapture would go on to birth the streets-based culture of hip hop—a lifestyle of art, dance, and music that continues to hold tremendous social and artistic influence today. ..."
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Universal Hip Hop Museum (Video)
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YouTube: Universal Hip Hop Museum