In a bid to preserve the hip-hop culture in South Africa, the country’s Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Emmanuel Nkosinathi “Nathi” Mthethwa has launched the South African Hip-Hop Museum.
The state-of-the-art facility was launched in partnership with the Ritual Media Group, Museum Africa and the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts and Culture recently at the Museum Africa, Newtown Precinct in Johannesburg.
The museum is situated inside Museum Africa, and the first phase of the South African Hip Hop Museum which was launched in 2019 with the aim of preserving, protecting, and promoting South Africa hip-hop history as well as to inspire young and emerging hip-hop enthusiasts.
According to the Minister “The newly refurbished state of the art facility will also serve as a museum and enabling environment to drive education and empowerment through workshops, film editing, and music recording services provided to the creatives,” he said.
The Minister was accompanied by Gauteng MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Mbali Hlophe, founder of Ritual Media Group, Osmic Menoe as well as local Hip Hop legends and pioneers.