Roxanne Shante To Host Hip Hop Hall Of Fame Awards
September 10, 2015 at 12:07 PM (PT)
The 2015 HIP HOP HALL OF FAME AWARDS show is set to air on national TV in NEW YORK CITY this fall, hosted once again by legendary rap MC ROXANNE SHANTE. Fans can pre-order tickets directly from the HHHOF at EVENTBRITE starting TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 11th. The annual event now moves permanently to NOVEMBER.
The HHHOF INSTITUTIONAL INDUCTEE CLASS will be led by AFRIKA BAMBAATAA for LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT; HARRY BELAFONTE's classic film "Beat Street," now celebrating its 30th anniversary"; SAL ABITELLO's DISCO FEVER venue in the BRONX; SYLVIA ROBINSON's SUGAR HILL RECORDS; BOBBY ROBINSON's ENJOY RECORDS, and HARLEM's MIKE & DAVE RECORDS & PROMOTIONS, all of whom were forces in the early stages and growth of hip-hop music and culture around the world.
The 2015 HHHOF Artists, Groups, DJs, B-Boys/Girls and Graffiti Writers Inductees names will be unveiled to the world at a press conference to be announced in coming weeks.
Commented the show's creator and executive producer Chairman JT THOMPSON: "We are very excited about this 2015 Inductee Class as it continues to fulfill our commitment to tell the whole story of hip-hop music and culture from its inception, to its early stages, and transformation to records, radio, fashion, films, and entrepreneurship that has become a global business and socio-economic phenomenon." The HHHOF AWARDS show originally aired on BET in the '90s and recently on SOUL OF THE SOUTH network.
The HIP HOP HALL OF FAME is presently in talks with the APOLLO THEATER and other NYC venues for the potential site and is seeking a multi-year national television broadcast partner.
The HIP HOP HALL OF FAME + MUSEUM has pivoted to a HARLEM location that will open up first in 2016, and will unveil the details and actual site in the coming months. It will house EDUCATIONAL ACADEMY classes for its youth media, fashion, arts and entrepreneurship classes that will start later this FALL. Proceeds from the annual TV special will benefit the development and operation of the HHHOF.