Hip Hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa has become one of the leaders in acknowledging and teaching the cultural importance of the genre.

He was recently named a visiting scholar at Cornell University and has now signed a letter-of-intent to help create the National Museum of Hip-Hop in the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx.

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.

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