Hip Hop Hall Of Fame Museum To Debut In New York City In 2017
This news has everyone yelling that Naughty By Nature lyric "hip hop hooray."
A museum focused on the boom-bap genre will appear in Harlem, NYC in 2017, the NY Daily News reports. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame museum will be located on 125th street while another location will be constructed near Midtown Manhattan. Equipped with 90-minute tours, visitors will be able to learn the history of Hip Hop, engage in exhibits, youth programs, and view coveted memorabilia including turntables, clothing, and images from rap pioneers like OutKast, Run-D.M.C., Salt-N-Pepa, Grandmaster Flash and many more.
In a statement issued by the museum's organizer, JT Thompson revealed, “People need to understand the importance of hip hop, the elements, the DJs, the B-boys and B-girls and the graffiti writers.” With a price tag of nearly $80 million, the building looks to be open to the public in 2017.
Additional funds to further the project are also being raised on the building's Indiegogo site.