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Our Mission

The Hip Hop Museum preserves the past, celebrates the present and leads the global future of Hip Hop, inspiring, educating and empowering all.

Our Vision

A future where the world is inspired by Hip Hop’s authentic innovation
gifting respect, opportunity and peace to all people.
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Seven Values

Authenticity: We stay true to the roots of Hip Hop, ensuring that our culture’s powerful voice is preserved.

Inclusivity: We represent the diversity within Hip Hop, offering equal space to all voices regardless of race, gender, or background.

Education: We are the Official Record of Hip Hop, educating visitors about multifaceted aspects of our culture: DJ’ing, MC’ing, breaking, graffiti, knowledge and more.

Innovation: We embrace and incorporate new ideas and technologies that push the boundaries of Hip Hop culture, ensuring its relevance and dynamism.

Community: We maintain the bridge between Hip Hop’s pioneers and new generations, fostering community, united in our passion and respect for the culture.

Integrity: We prioritize cultural impact over financial gain, and advocate for fair industry practices.

Social Responsibility: We address and engage with social issues, continuing Hip Hop’s legacy of activism and advocacy for the disenfranchised.


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Founding Members

Rocky Bucano

Business Owner and Entertainment Manager

Kurtis Blow

Recording Superstar

Shawn LG Thomas

Music Producer & Host of the Black Spin

Mickey Bentson

Manager, Ice T

Grandwizzard Theodore

Inventor of the Scratch

Joe Conzo Jr.

Legendary Photographer

Grandmaster Melle Mel

Legendary MC

Meet Our Staff

Executive Team

Rocky Bucano

Executive Director

SenYon Kelly

Operations Manager

Donna Davis

Director of Development

Renee Foster

Director of Communications

Rubenstein Public Relations

Lance Pope

Membership Manager

Michael Ford

Architect Design Manager

David Miller

Proskauer Rose, LLP

Meet Our Advisors

Edward Young

Senior Advisor

Robert Reid

Senior Advisor

Harry Allen


Mandy Aragones

Artist Management

Dallas Austin

Musician, Songwriter, & Producer

Will Billings

Financial Executive

Orrin Campbell

Artist/Crypto Advisor

Mike Carnevale

Technology Futurist at CARNEVALE

Meet Our Cultural Ambassadors

Awesome Two, Teddy Ted, & Special K

Big Daddy Kane

Bevi Smith

Chuck D


Christopher “Play” Martin

DJ Battlecat


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Statement Regarding The THHM

The Hip Hop Museum (THHM) is making this statement to clarify the use of the adjective “universal” in its name. As used in the organization’s name, The Hip Hop Museum, “Universal” refers to the recognition of the global impact, the ethnically and culturally diverse nature, and the impact of Hip Hop over the past almost 50 years since its inception. The Hip Hop Museum has no corporate or organizational relationships with any organizations with “Universal” in their names. The THHM is a recognized 501(c)(3) organization and has no corporate or organizational relationships with Universal Records, Universal Pictures, the Universal Zulu Nation, or any other such named organization.

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