- The South African Museum of Hip Hop has reportedly been ransacked and vandalised after a break-in
- The museum was intended to showcase the history and relevance of the story of Hip Hop in South Africa
- The damages and stolen property from the break-in allegedly amount to a staggering total of R3.5 million
Tragic news of a break-in at the South African museum of Hip Hop has been released. The institution has reported over R3.5 million in loss after items were stolen and the rest of the property vandalised and damaged.
The Hip Hop museum was instituted as a commemoration of how the genre shaped the cultural landscape of South Africa. It was built with the intention of showcasing artists and their art and immortalising it. The fundraising for the project amounted took over R2 million and the project itself around three years to complete.
According to one of the brains behind the operation, Rashid Kay, everything in the museum was completely destroyed. The museum's successful opening in 2019 was short-lived because of those who chose to tarnish it.
Rashid took to Twitter to confirm that the museum and all associated with it have not given up on justice and that they believe that the criminals will be found and prosecuted. He also seemed optimistic that the museum would rebuild as he wrote:
"A setback is not a failure. Criminals will get what they deserve"
Billboard reported that Drake's song Laugh Now Cry Later has topped the R&B/Hip Hop Chart, taking over from Cardi B's anthem WAP. The news takes Drake's total chart-topping songs in the category to 21, the highest number since the list was started as a definitive ranking of the genre in 1958.
The artist was previously tied at 20 wins with legends of the music industry, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.
Drake takes this new record and leads a glittering list of talents who have accumulated multiple Number 1 spots on the R&B/Hip Hop chart:
21 - Drake
20 - Aretha Franklin
20 - Stevie Wonder
17 - James Brown
16 - Janet Jackson
15 - The Temptations
13 - Marvin Gaye
13 - Michael Jackson
13 - Usher
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