Everyone else has.
Bronx makes, the world takes. Has the community that was the birthplace of hip hop really benefited from this global phenomenon?
The groundbreaking ceremony this past May (above) for the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx drew luminaries like Slick Rick, Chuck D, Nas, LL Cool J, Mayor Bill Di Blasio and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Shovels were ceremoniously planted in the ground by VIPs for the $80 million, 52,000-square-foot museum financed through a public/private partnership of wealthy donors combined with city and state monies. “This hip-hop music came out of oppression,” rapper Fat Joe told New York 1. “It came out of people suffering. It came out of the Bronx looking like Vietnam. The buildings was blowing up. And people had to make something out of nothing.”