Four fathers of hip-hop have teamed up to build a shrine to the art in the borough where it was created.
Hip-hop pioneers Afrika Bambaataa, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz Brown are spearheading the effort to bring a “hip hop campus” to the Bronx.
Part museum, part school and part civic center, the Windows of Hip Hop will educate and promote the form’s legacy and reach, one of its leaders said.
“We want people to realize what the true essence of hip hop is peace, unity, love and having fun,” said Grand Wizzard Theodore, the DJ who invented scratching and the needle drop.
“That’s why Windows of Hip Hop is so important.”
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