ERIC ADAMS CALLS HIMSELF NYC’S FIRST ‘HIP HOP MAYOR’ AMID $5.5M HIP HOP MUSEUM BOOST

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    Aug 5, 2022
    Eric Adams has declared himself New York City’s first “Hip Hop Mayor.”

    The declaration came after Adams approved $5.5 million in funding for the Bronx Universal Hip Hop Museum, which is scheduled to have its grand opening in 2024.

    First time in New York City history, we have a Hip Hop mayor,” Adams said during a press conference on Wednesday (August 3) standing alongside Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons. Laurie Cumbo, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner, was also in attendance.

    “We have the power now where we can use the experience of these men and women here to reform how we use music to educate our children,” Adams said. “To not only build this project but to make sure the young people on this project don’t have a steel gun but a steel hammer so they can be a part of the construction.”

    He continued: “I’m saying to my brothers and sisters in the industry: We wanna be your partners. You laid the blueprint that we are following. Too many of us have been singing off key. Now we have to have a universal rap that we all have to say together. So this is only the beginning, and I’m proud to be the mayor at this time. Thank God Bill DeBlasio didn’t open this museum. No hate on him, but this is my museum I should be opening.”



     
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