Rap Legends Join Forces To Open Hip-Hop Campus In New York
Rucuss staffJanuary 6, 2014
Hip hop pioneers Afrika Bambaataa, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz Brown want to bring a ‘hip hop campus’ to the Bronx.
The four rap legends have launched a joint effort to erect an arts campus where the culture and genre was born. They have spearheaded a fundraising campaign to create the Windows Of Hip Hop facility.
“We want people to realize what the true essence of hip hop is peace, unity, love and having fun,” said Grand Wizzard Theodore to the New York Daily News. “That’s why Windows of Hip Hop is so important.”
The plans are quite ambitious, as the foursome wants the campus to serve multiple functions as a museum, civic center and educational facility. The rappers have been busy fundraising since last year. There is also collaboration with other Hip-Hop artists and companies for their vision to see the light of day.
“Our long-term goal is to build a hip hop campus that will honor and preserve the history of hip hop,” said Melissa Libran, the Windows of Hip Hop’s CEO. “Hip hop was born in the Bronx, so it would be best to have a place in the Bronx to honor the world-changing genre.”
The facility was originally aimed to be part of the $320 million Kingsbridge Armory development effort, but the group wants the Windows Of Hip Hop facility to stand free on its own.
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