Today, we’re unveiling the second series of artifacts added to the Scion iQ Project Museum, a rich digital initiative created to preserve cultural movements, moments and musicians. Additions to the Project Museum include guided tours, photos and undiscovered video vaults with legendary hip hop artists Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane. You can visit the iQ Project Museum website here: http://www.scioniqproject.com.
Also among the unique features is the ability to support featured artists by purchasing products curated exclusively for the Museum. Throughout the site, users encounter certain items with a “buy” button, which links to a site where the particular artifact can be purchased.
“Our unending support for the creative music space and the legendary innovators that come from it are the driving force to this project,” says Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotions for Scion.
In the Biz Markie exhibit, one finds the story of the early years of this iconic hip-hop artist when he was just a comical and witty teenager breaking through the scene. The true hip-hop DJ is a collector by definition and the museum offers an inside look into Markie’s collection of records, sneakers and toys including vintage Barbies, planes, trains and automobiles. Through an archive of videos, you’ll learn about Biz Markie’s unusual and unexpected hobbies and vinyl collections.
The Big Daddy Kane exhibit takes us on a tour of the legendary rapper’s inspiration on his fashion choices and musical style. Kane’s strongest style influencers were his father Clay and superstar Marvin Gaye. Along with the “dookie rope” chains he wore, Kane’s most iconic accessory is without a doubt the flattop haircut. Drawing inspiration from Larry Blackmont, the flamboyant front man for funk outfit Cameo, Kane made the flattop the hairstyle of choice for young men in the late ’80s.
The iQ Project Museum is formatted for both computers and mobile devices. The first three online exhibits of the iQ Museum featured rare artifacts from significant music moments; the LA Chicano punk scene, the Strata Records era and the early years of one of hip-hop’s pioneers, Prince Paul. Stay tuned for future exhibits in the iQ Project Museum.
Visit the Scion iQ Project Museum now at: http://www.scioniqproject.com