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Bronx museum celebrating hip hop music, culture expected to open in 2023

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The state is giving a grant to help establish the first hip hop museum right where it all started — the Bronx.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday the Universal Hip Hop Museum will receive a $3,750,000 capital grant to help build the first museum in the world dedicated to hip hop and its culture.

The museum will feature hundreds of artifacts and photos that trace back to some of the well-renowned artists from 45 years ago and the present, as well as performances.

The museum is not set to officially open until 2023, but visitors can get a sneak peek on what to expect at the Bronx Terminal Market.

The museum currently has a temporary exhibit space inside the market called "The [R]Evolution of Hip Hop" which gives a glimpse of what is to come: an interactive and hands-on experience that cultivates various periods in time.

The exhibit at the market is free for all, but visitors are required to make reservations online.

Construction on the complex is expected to start in the summer of 2020. The museum will cost $80 million to construct.

MORE: Team behind Universal Hip Hop Museum opens exhibit at Bronx Terminal Market

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