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For The Culture: Chuck D To Serve As Universal Hip-Hop Museum's Celebrity Board Chairman

UHHM has reportedly secured $20 million in initial funding and has enlisted Ralph Appelbaum Associates as the interpretive design team. 

With the Universal Hip-Hop Museum (UHMM) set to break ground in December 2019, the budding gallery has announced the Public Enemy co-creator Chuck D has been named the chairman of the museum's celebrity board.

“Chuck D is one of the most intelligent and well-respected MC’s in the culture of hip-hop," Kurtis Blow, UHHM Chairman of the Board, said. " The credibility he brings to our team is mammoth. He also understands the importance of the Universal Hip Hop Museum and vows to let the world know via a star-studded celebrity board in the near future. Flame on!”

The 58-year-old pioneering emcee will be working alongside Blow and Rocky Bucano. Speaking to Billboard about his choice to sign on and his forthcoming role, the legend stated that the project's goal was to keep hip-hop protected and visible.

"Hip-hop is possibly the last remaining DIY genre, and we need to bring it up to speed in its administration. I’ll hopefully be a magnet for others to offer their services and help build the museum into a vital space," the "Fight The Power" emcee continued.  "The museum will be a solid base of recognition of the past. But it will also be involved in hip-hop’s [ongoing] definition, protecting it and making it viable for the future. The celebrity board’s role will be that of a collective with the energy of many helping to propel hip-hop well into the 21st century."

Breaking ground in Bronx, NY, the birthplace of hip-hop culture, the exhibition will be 'built as a space for audiences, artists, and technology to converge and create unparalleled educational and entertainment experiences," as stated by a press release. Slated to make its formal debut in 2022, UHHM will honor and observe hip-hop on a global and local spectrum, while promoting hip-hop's past, present, and future.

Expected to range 50,000 square-feet, the venue will house 25-floors within a moment's walk from the Yankee Stadium.

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