The Hip Hop Hall of Fame (HHHOF) is now poised to become the "Museum and Educational Institution" of record for the 21st century. After three decades in development and producing the first-ever Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards TV Show that was broadcast in national syndication and on the BET Cable Network in the 1990s.
That show that featured many hip hop pioneers, music artists, and celebrities including Run DMC with Jam Master Jay, DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa's Zulu Nation, DJ Kool DJ Red Alert, the Cold Crush Brothers, the Fearless Four, the Crash Crew, EPMD, Das EFX, Group Home, Sweet T, Raven Symone, Full Force, Onyx, Guru, and the legendary Grandmaster Flash. The 2010's Inductees on Soul of the South TV Network included DJ Hollywood, The Sequence, The Mercedes Ladies, The Treacherous Three, The Original B-Boys The N-Twins, Chiefrocker BusyBee, the Movie WildStyle, and Charlie Ahearn, Video Music Box Ralph McDaniels, Ernie Pianiccioli the original hip hop photographer, Grafitti Kings Cornbread & Stay High 169, and more. The flagship Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Show was established to be the annual fundraising vehicle to build and maintain The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum & Hotel Mega-Entertainment Retail Complex will be located in the heart of New York City in Manhattan. The proposed complex will include the Hall of Fame, Museum, Hotel, Residential Condominiums, Retail Shops, Gift Store, Sports Bar Lounge, Restaurants, Concert Lounge Venue, Arcade, and Television Broadcast Studios.
The facility will serve 1,000,000 visitors, fans, tourists, and students annually. It will produce 300 jobs, internships, host 200 annual live events and educational programs for people of all ages. The socio-economic impact in NYC is estimated at over $350M annually.
The non-profit and fully Chartered Hip Hop Hall of Fame will oversee the museum, preservation, collections, educational programming, individual, and group tours. Besides, community outreach with an executive team, full-service staff, hip hop pioneers, and volunteers will be included. The Museum will feature over 100 exhibits, galleries, interactive displays, special topic exhibits, memorabilia, and collectibles. Hall of Fame Inductees will be enshrined in wax, and also explored through interactive exhibitions.
Our vision is to present historical timelines that tell the unique story of Hip Hop and its creation, influences, elements, and values. The HHHOF while going a step further by sharing the real impact of the art form on the social, political, and economic landscape of the United States and the World. The Museum is slated to complete development and construction in late 2026, early 2027.
The Official Old School Brunch Launched the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards TV Show' Induction Ceremony & Concert on BET Cable Network, and The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum publicly in 1995 at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem.
The Inaugural 'Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards' Luncheon at Sylvia's in Harlem 1995 with Hip Hop Legends Grandmaster Caz, Mr. Magic, Founder JT Thompson, Kool DJ Red Alert and Ez AD!
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Seeks To:
II Community Empowerment and Social Responsibility
The Hall seeks to form National and International Public, Private, and Corporate partnerships, with Entertainment, Professional, and Grass-root Community Organizations to assist the development of youth, students, and urban areas.
We look to a future where Hip Hop Culture can be a positive influence and benefit to help resolve some of the problems in the inner-city. Together we can accomplish this by getting involved in the lives and education of our youth.
We are determined to rebuild relationships, encourage scholarships, and grants with corporate and individual investments in the following:
III Community Outreach
The Hall plans to utilize the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum & Entertainment Complex in New York, and its International franchises, to promote national community outreach and empowerment.
We will offer job training, student internships, employment, and monthly workshops for working families, at-risk youth and former welfare recipients, in financial management, computers, and for careers in the restaurant, customer service, retail, culinary arts, and in music & television production in partnership with sponsors and industry professionals.
The mission is to foster Peace, Love, Unity, Education, Empowerment, and Healthy living for a better quality of life for the communities we serve.
Our Relentless Mission
The Mission and objectives of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum are to promote and preserve the past, present and future of hip-hop music and cultural arts, and to highlight the role of hip- hop music & culture in the broader urban culture. It explores its social impact in the world.
To create and support projects that develop, inspire, educate, and enrich the hip-hop community; and celebrate the positive and uplifting characteristics of the music culture that promotes socio-economic empowerment and urban development.
HHHOF is a Chartered Non-Profit Museum & Educational Institution in the service of Society for the purposes of Study, Research, Education, Enlightenment, and Empowerment of Hip Hop Music & Culture Communities in America, and around the World.
The HHHOF will form partnerships and alliances to galvanize the Hip Hop Community in the USA and around the world.
The Museum will act as a liaison in the nurturing, restoring and perfecting communication and cooperation in all areas of hip hop culture from music, film, sports, television, fashion, business, community organizations, student organizations, and economic development institutions for the growth, maturity, and expansion of The HHHOF Museum will be established and supported by proceeds from the annual HHHOF Awards television shows, special events, promotional tours, and from revenue-sharing deals.