Universal Hip Hop Museum to honor DMX in 2023 opening

The Universal Hip Hop Museum will create a collection and archive that DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, will be included in.

News 12 Staff

Apr 9, 2021, 9:51 PM

Updated 1,104 days ago

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Construction is underway on a Mott Haven museum that celebrates hip-hop, and its chief curator says it will include contributions by the late rapper DMX when it opens.
Following a heart attack last Friday, DMX spent a week in White Plains Hospital. His family announced his death earlier today.
The Universal Hip Hop Museum will create a collection and archive that DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, will be included in. 
Chief Curator Paradise Gray with the Universal Hip Hop Museum says he was not only a musician but a talented poet and actor. 
"If Tupac was the heart of hip-hop, DMX was the soul. DMX was that realness, that grittiness, he didn't create the grittiness of DMX to rap -- that's who he was,” said Gray. 
The Universal Hip Hop Museum is expected to open in 2023 and many say they are looking forward to seeing DMX’s contributions.


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