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Forthcoming Universal Hip Hop Museum Names Chuck D Chairman of Celebrity Board

Chuck D.

COURTESY THE UNIVERSAL HIP HOP MUSEUM

The future Universal Hip Hop Museum—with plans to break ground in the Bronx in December 2019 and an opening scheduled for 2022—named Chuck D of the venerated rap group Public Enemy as chairman of the museum’s so-called “celebrity board.” He was appointed by Rocky Bucano, the museum’s director, as well as rapper Kurtis Blow, who is chairman of the board. In a release, Blow said, “Chuck D is one of the most intelligent and well-respected MCs in the culture of hip hop. 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.”

The museum has already secured $20 million in initial funding for its future home in Bronx Point. In the same release, Chuck D said, “My life has been dedicated to the hip hop genre, both serving it as an artist and curating it to share with others, and I want to carry that work over to the Universal Hip Hop Museum. The museum is what we need to organize as a collective and present its history while having a hand in its future.”

Blow added: “Flame on!!!”

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