Hip Hop Hall of Fame
Hip Hop Hall of Fame Adds Hotel, Retail, & Performance Venue to New Manhattan Hip Hop Museum Design Concept
HHHOF Team Initiates Capital Campaign Planning Discussions for Support Programs by Artists, Individuals, Investment Funds, Foundations, and Corporate Partners on Hip Hop Museum Building & Hotel Partnership and Management
After two decades of development, the Official Hip Hop Hall of Fame (“HHHOF”) is poised to become “the Hip-Hop institution of record for the 21st century,” as reported in Billboard Magazine. The organization kicks off November 2016′Hip Hop History Month’ by unveiling its long awaited ‘State of the Art’ Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum & Hotel Entertainment Complex design concept for its Manhattan location in New York City. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame was Established in 1992 by Founder J.T. Thompson, who created and executive produced the first Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Induction Ceremony & Concert on the BET Cable Network in the 1990′s to be the annual fundraising catalyst for the establishment of a Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum in New York City; modeled after the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Museum which produced 20 years of awards shows before eventually opening their Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum and Entertainment Complex vision of the design concept is to include the Hall of Fame, Museum, 5 Star Hotel, Retail Stores & Gift Shop, Arcade, TV Studios, Sports Bar, Restaurant & Concert Lounge with a goal of serving up to 1,000,000 local, national, and international visitors annually including music fans, tourists, students, culture enthusiasts, and families on educational & entertainment excursion tours. The facility will produce permanent and part time jobs, provide valuable internships and community volunteer opportunities, with a goal to host up to 150+ live events, shows, concerts, and educational programs annually for people of all ages. The project is expected to yield a significant socio-economic financial impact in NYC and the Tri-State areas annually. All of these elements increase the overall sustainability of the Museum project with multiple attractions, and investment partnerships on Hotel, Retail, and Entertainment. The HHHOF is non-profit Culture Museum and Educational Institution, and the Museum seeks to also inspire over 20,000 NYC public school kids per year with its field trips, tours, and live event assembly programs that feature the Official HHHOF Mascot DJ ‘B-Boy Scratch’ doing PSA’s, passing out academic awards, and gift bags for kids k-12.
Furthermore, the museum exhibits will offer important and unique documentation of hip-hop’s development and its impact on social trends. The Museum will enshrine hip-hop pioneers and legends in wax and through displays (memorabilia and collectibles are presently being gathered and catalogued). Exhibition objects will derive from the HHHOF archives and from other distinguished collections of our Hip Hop Archive & Preservation Alliance partner members, that include The Grammy Museum, The Cornell U’s Hip Hop Collection, Harvard Hip Hop Archive, NYU Hip Hop Education Center, The Smithsonian Institute Museum, The NMAAH, LACMA, OMA, The 2Pac Center, University of Houston, NMAAM, The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, and many more private collections.
“We are pleased that the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum & Hotel Building project is moving forward and that it will have a major socio-economic impact on tourism, culture, education, live events, film & television production and broadcasting, and job creation in New York City,” stated JT Thompson, the creator and executive producer of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards TV show that aired on BET Cable Network in the 90s, and Founder of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum.
For more information, please visit: http://hiphophalloffame.org