Local hip-hop legends and pioneers encouraged the public to visit the facility and learn about the beginning of the movement and hip-hop culture in general.
The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture – in partnership with Ritual Media Group and Museum Africa – launched the South African Hip-Hop Museum on February 3, 2022. Photo: @NathiMthethwaSA/Twitter.
JOHANNESBURG — Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthetwa on Thursday urged creatives to think outside the box before asking for a discovery.
He said so at the launch of South Africa’s first-ever hip-hop museum in Newtown, Johannesburg.
Mthetwa has been criticized during the lockdown for failing to provide funds to struggling artists.
The minister said that creatives must first find solutions.
“Whenever you ask for help, how are you going to employ people rather than living hand to mouth? This is the direction I am working in to get the government to say economic reconstruction and recovery.”
Last year, artists protested against the lack of government aid.
However, apart from that, the newly renovated Hip-Hop Museum is celebrated as a world first.
Until now, there were only pop-up hip-hop museums in the world.
Local hip hop legends and pioneers encouraged the public to visit the facility and learn about the beginning of the movement and hip hop culture in general.
EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 3, 2022