SA Hip Hop museum allegedly trashed after reports of a break-in

SA Hip Hop museum allegedly trashed after reports of a break-in

- 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

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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.

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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.

SA Hip Hop museum allegedly trashed after reports of a break-in

Rashid Kay, one of the SA Hip Hop museum's contributors. Source: @rashid_kay/Instagram
Source: Instagram

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"

In more positive Hip Hop-related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Drake breaking the record for most Number 1 hits on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Chart.

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.

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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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Source: Briefly.co.za

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