New York’s Harlem neighborhood will be the home to the new Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum, which is set to open its offices on 125th St.
The office space will include a classroom and broadcast studio for the non-profit Museum & Educational Institutions programs and classes being designed for local youth under its Hip Hop Arts Academy banner.
Classes will begin this fall with a Fashion Design and Entrepreneurship class for youth to learn the fashion business and design techniques to launch their own creations and brands. Students will be trained by industry professionals with special celebrity guest speakers, and graduate with their very own online e-commerce store teaching valuable skills, entrepreneurship, job creation and business management. All classes will include a ‘Life-Skills Module’ teaching young people about personal development, family and professional values & etiquette, college prep, career prep, financial literacy, homeownership, and entrepreneurship.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum is expecting to secure ownership of the building site for the museum by December 2015 and open in late 2016.
‘The site will be unveiled to the public at a VIP Reception during the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards TV Show Week November 28th – December 4th 2015, closing out Hip Hop History Month activities,’ stated HHHOF Chairman JT Thompson, the Creator-Producer of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Show that aired on BET in the 1990s.
The Harlem Hip Hop Museum will feature a Hall of Fame, Museum, Retail Gift Shop, Restaurant, Sports Bar, Concert Lounge, TV Studios, Offices, and house the Hip Hop Arts Academy. The Proceeds from the Annual Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Induction Ceremony & Concert TV Special will benefit the development and operation of the HHHOF.