Eric Adams has gained a lot of attention since becoming mayor of New York City. A lot of this is due to the intriguing viewpoints he has expressed toward hip-hop. For example, Adams tried to claim that drill music was an issue in the city and that YouTube and other online video providers should remove drill rap music videos.
These remarks sparked a great deal of outrage, and Adams’ favorability suffered greatly. Adams has attempted to embrace hip-hop more recently though. He has been seen celebrating with artists like French Montana, and as a result, he now appears to be receiving more support from the genre than before.
Adams recently revealed a $5.5 million investment in the South Bronx-based Universal Hip-Hop Museum during a press conference. Adams continued by saying that since hip-hop is closely associated with the city of New York, making this investment is necessary.
Adams continued, making a very interesting statement. He said that he is the first New York mayor to appreciate the genre.
“First time in New York City history, we have a Hip Hop mayor.”
The city is making investments in hip-hop-related funds, which is a positive thing. Only time will tell how this betters the culture, but it certainly isn’t hurting it with this kind of positive sentiment. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates.
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