The Hip-Hop Museum brings the world of hip hop together in DC
WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Good Day DC got a inside look at The Hip-Hop Museum -- which opened its doors last week and features an array of hip hop memorabilia and relics.
Jeremy Beaver, founder of the museum and owner of Listen Vision Studios in Northwest D.C., partnered with Dave Mays of The Source Magazine to put the museum together.
Mays says the collection was started with a $12 dollar Biggie Smalls doll that he had on his desk.
He later found out that his Biggie Smalls doll had become worth a thousand dollars.
Beaver and Mays have now amased the largest collection of hip hop memorabilia in the world. Beaver has more than 500 vintage items that comprise the exhibit.
The Hip-Hop Museum held its grand opening on Friday featuring a number of legendary rap acts.
The Sugarhill Gang, Trouble Funk, Melle Mel, and Grandmaster Caz were on hand to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Rapper's Delight."
The gallery will be open at The Blind Whino at 700 Delaware Ave, SW 20024 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Feb. 18 -- and it's free!
Some of the pieces include a brick from Eminem's home in 8 Mile, a Jermaine Dupri So So Def jacket, and the jersey Jay-Z wore in his "Big Pimpin" music video.