LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Question: If you were approached by a stranger who asked your opinion on starting a museum for Hip-Hop, what would your answer be? Ninety percent of the respondents I asked had the following reaction: “That doesn’t already exist?” The answer is, no it has not existed, until now. And, yes, it is WAY overdue!
You may have visited this website in the past, and saw a dierent “President’s Letter”. This is an updated version of my message to you-the fans of hip-hop; the true stewards of the Culture. This is the letter where I will tell whats really good and exactly what we all need to do in order to finally get a museum for our Culture.
Currently, the Museum exists online via nmoh.org and still serves as a hub for community uplifting and development as well as conservatory for Hip-Hop Culture. And that’s cool. But I think we all realize that it’s about time we get a facility not only in New York, but a few more around the country as well; hip-hop clearly deserves this. But in orderfor us to really make this happen, it must be US-ALL of us, TOGETHER-that makes it happen.
We will be rolling out a series of campaigns to raise awareness as well as funds that should help to perpetuate the development of a facility. Everytime you make a donation, everytime someone joins our mailing list, everytime you buy a NMoH T-Shirt; it all brings us closer to getting that facility built! In the meantime, we felt it necessary to fulfill our pledge of providing global accessibility by collecting, archiving, and preservingthe Culture now and bringing it to everyone in the world digitally via website.
Remember, the National Museum of Hip-Hop is committed to exploring the entire breadth of Hip-Hip’s musical as well as cultural history. The Museum will collect, preserveand display Hip-Hop Culture through exhibitions and community programs via social, political, cultural and musical history. Documenting the inner-city experience from the 1970’s to the present, the Museum will look at the growth and change in Hip-Hop Culture as well as document any and all future growth. In order for us to get there, we need to show how large the Hip-Hop Culture really is and how much the Culture really wants to see this happen. Please join the movement by joining our mailing list or participating in our social networking platforms.
Thank you for being part of the National Museum of Hip-Hop movement and thank you for visiting us at Hiphopmuseum.org. Peace.
Craig M. Wilson
Co-Founder, President & CEO