It has been reported that the State of New York in conjunction with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office has given the Universal Hip Hop Museum a $3.5 million donation to begin its construction.
According to the museum’s Executive Director Rocky Bucano, “The grant from Governor Andrew Cuomo is a testament to the cultural and economic development importance of the Universal Hip Hop Museum to the borough of the Bronx and the state of New York.” He went on to say, “The museum is part of the renaissance of the Bronx. The Bronx is coming back. But the museum will be of the people and for the people.”
The $80 million Universal Hip Hop Museum, which will be located in Bronx Point, is scheduled to open in the South Bronx in 2023.