The Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame Museum Is Real And It's Coming To NYC In 2017
The Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame is officially a go after years of speculation as to whether our tradition would ever get the museum treatment. While Smithsonian is certainly doing their part with the forthcoming National Museum Of African American History And Culture, the HHHOF will focus the shine on pioneers and innovators of the game, hopefully leaving a little room for the likes of James Brown and Kool & The Gang, providing the foundation for some of our most cherished breaks, loops and general sonic bones to build on.
According to a press release, ground will be broken (where else but) in New York in 2015. One will erect in Harlem with a 12,000 square foot floor, which will serve as a sort of pop-up museum and another massive 50,000 square foot installment is slated for some prime real estate in Times Square that will serve as a hub. And come 2017 you'll be able to plan your holiday break around being toured through the exhibits, which (as of right now) are comprised of contributions from Common, Run DMC, Salt-n-Pepa and more. But if their crowd-sourcing effort proves to be a success, then we'll be dealing with all sorts of rare goodies a few years down the line. So go make your contribution today and let's all hope this much needed project gets the funds to properly memorialize the greats. Personally, I'll be looking for a "Hip-Hop Mythology" exhibit that starts in P-Funk's mothership and sets its trajectory for Planet Rock. Good gawd.