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The Chicago Hip Hop Heritage Museum celebrates, honors, and cherishes the community that nurtured collective talents and creative energies within the elements of Hip Hop.

In June 2021, Custom Resources, the ChiRock Nation (Chicago Respect Our Creative Kids/Kings),
and Diverse City collaborated to create the Chicago Hip Hop Heritage Museum to commemorate the 18th annual Hip Hop Heritage Month in July as designated by the
City of Chicago. The exhibit opened July 3rd, 2021.

Pictured l to r Darrell Artistic Roberts, Brian Gorman, and Carrico Kingdom Sanders

Carrico Kingdom Sanders being Vice President of Chi Rock Nation, a board member of Custom Resources NFP, and a Director at Diverse City had the vision to form the partnership. He brought the idea to Dunbar High school classmate and President of ChiRock Nation Darrell Artistic Roberts and Columbia College classmate and President of Custom Resources and Diverse City Brian Gorman. Together Roberts, Sanders, and Gorman curated decades of photos, flyers, and other memorabilia mostly from their personal collections as well as items loaned to enhance the exhibit. 

The Chicago Hip Hop Heritage Museum celebrates the Hip Hop community that has served as an alternative to negativity by providing creative outlets since the 70s. The Chicago Hip Hop outlet was used to save lives and became therapeutic to the many that participated to escape from the realities of gangs and drugs. 

Through the elements of Hip Hop Graf writers like Ray Pitman, Trixster, Slang, Artistic, and Upski were able to channel through visual arts.  Emcee/ Rappers like Captain Skyy, Casper, Dr. Groove, DA Smart, IllState Assassins, Twista, Chance the Rapper, and Kanye West were able to channel through performance and music. DJs like 33 1/3, Mustapha Rocks,
Timbuktu, World was able to do the same. The museum pays homage to radio personalities like Pink House, Chilly Q, First Lady, Al Greer, and Ramonski Luv and dancers like Jeffery Daniels, Shabba Doo, Brickheadz, King Charles, and Prince Jron.


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