(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop’s first pop hit is turning 40 this year and a new exhibit is celebrating the rich history of the revolutionary culture.
The Hip-Hop Museum Pop-Up Experience highlights the contributions of Hip-Hop’s trailblazers in a stunning display that goes all the way back to the first hit, “Rapper’s Delight.”
Hip-Hop Museum Pop-Up Experience, hosted in Washington D.C., offers a journey through Hip-Hop’s origins with rappers Melle Mel, Busy Bee, The Sugarhill Gang, Large Professor, band Trouble Funk and a sold out crowd. Source Magazine founder Dave Mays, Chucky Thompson, Joe Clair, Donnie Simpson, DJ Quicksilva, AllHipHop’s Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur and more participated in the grand opening of what is touted as the Hip-Hop Museum Pop-Up Experience, showcasing the world's “largest collection of authentic Hip-Hop artifacts and memorabilia.”
Visually, the colorful, artful Culture House is stunning as the church-turned-event space that houses the pop-up experience. From there, the Hip-Hop Museum Pop-Up Experience takes over. Inside visitors will find memorabilia from MF Doom, The Source Magazine, GrandMaster Caz, Wu Tang Clan, Tupac Shakur, Def Jam Records and so much more. The exhibit even offers the Death Row Records mock electric chair that attendees and sit into.The showing also offers the boxing gloves LL Cool J donned in the “Mama Said Knock You Out” video, a brick from Eminem’s childhood home and a plethora of signed sneakers and vinyl.
Additionally, on opening night, the Experience honored several pioneers that helped propel the culture into the worldwide phenomenon fans enjoy today.Inductees into The Hip-Hop Museum DC included The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Caz, Melle Mel, Dave Mays, Busy Bee, Trouble Funk, Big Tony and Large Professor.
The whole experience is the creation of Jeremy Beaver, owner of Listen Vision Studios, located in Washington D.C.
Here are some of the incredible visuals from the experience.
The Hip-Hop Museum Pop-Up Experience can be found at 700 Delaware Ave. SW from noon to 6 p.m. daily until Feb. 18. It is also Free.