LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum project has given the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science (NARAS) official website and magazine Grammy.com a peek into the early development plans of the Museum facility and its history. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame has managed to survive over a decade with the hard work and dedication of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards TV show’s creator and executive producer J.T. Thompson, who against all odds has continually pushed the line for the return of the show to national television since the tragic deaths of Tupac Shakur, and the Notorious BIG in 1996-97.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum project was to be supported by the
continued revenues generated from the televised Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards program over the years as with the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and other similar facilities, but that dream had to be put on hold. After broadcasting on the BET Cable Network in the 90s the show went on a hiatus due to the unfortunate circumstances, and lack of advertising in Hip Hop Music due to the negativity associated with the violence of the 90s. The Awards show is set to return later this year in November in New York City. ‘We could not have done this show back then without the support and input of Legends Grandmaster Caz, Easy AD, DJ Lord Yoda, LA Sunshine, DLB, Kool Herc, DJ Red Alert, DJ Mr. Magic, DJ Jam Master Jay, the Cold Crush Brothers, Prince Whipper Whip, Afrika Bambaataa & the Zulu Nation, Kurtis Blow, DLB, Pebblee Poo, Grandwizard Theodore and many more pioneers who supported me over the years,’ stated J.T.
Grammy.com was also given a rare peek into the innovative plans, and technology laden exhibits and features a few early rendition drawings never seen before by the general public of inside the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum. The renditions show a highly functional Hall of Fame, and high tech exhibit with artists’ holograms of performances, and a fan recording studio.
Hip Hop Icon Easy AD of the Legendary Cold Crush Brothers also appears in the article discussing the curating of the Museum, and how the true history and evolution of Hip Hop Music & Culture will be put together and told in a unique and highly accurate story. The museum expects to present exhibitions and interactive programming with an educational component that could reach more than 20,000 children a year for free.It plans to welcome about 650,000 visitors a year, and create up to 300 jobs while producing a $350m socio-economic impact in the City of New York through new business, visitors, tourists, vendors, and hospitality services.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame is in the process of reaching out to all of the recent nominees of the 2012 Inductee Class in preparation of the telecast in November. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees represent a broad spectrum of Legendary DJ’s, Artists, Groups, Producers, B-Boys/Girls Crews, Graffiti Artists, and Films that define Hip Hop Music & Cultural History predating 1985. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum official plans will be shared in a private event, and revealed to the general public during the week of events.