Organizers say it would be called the Universal Hip Hop Museum.
Afrika Bambaataa, of the South Bronx, said the museum would look at the historical and cultural roots of hip-hop and the contributions made by break dancers and disc jockeys.
Bambaataa is often referred to as the father of hip-hop. He would serve as the museum’s chairman.
The museum hopes to open in 2017 inside the Kingsbridge Armory, which is being redeveloped into a national ice sports center. The plan was announced at a news conference on Wednesday.
Bambaataa was honored in a ceremony at City Hall along with other hip-hop pioneers, including Grandmaster Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz Brown and Grand Wizzard Theodore.
Bambaataa said many people think of rappers when they hear the word hip-hop. But he said…
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