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Afrika Bambaataa Signs in Support of the National Hip Hop Museum in New York

Hip Hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa has become one of the leaders in acknowledging and teaching the cultural importance of the genre of Hip-Hop. He was recently named a visiting scholar at Cornell University and has now signed a letter-of-intent to support the creation of the National Museum of Hip-Hop in the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx.

The National Museum of Hip Hop was created by Craig Wilson, who is also the current president of the organization, in 2006. Per the museum's charter, their goal is "to preserve and interpret hip-hop culture by providing accessible, authoritative content and education for an audience ranging from youth to scholars worldwide."

The location of the museum is dependent on Youngwood and Associates having the winning bid to transform the Armory.

Bambaataa is rounding up support from an alliance and team of other legendary Hip Hop pioneers and plans to meet with the Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. to champion the project.