Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame Awards Show Returns December 16th In New York
October 5, 2016 at 12:42 PM (PT)
The HIP-HOP HALL OF FAME AWARDS SHOW returns to NEW YORK CITY on DECEMBER 16th at the UNITED PALACE THEATER, hosted by legendary female rap artist ROXANNE SHANTE. The show will be taped live for national television broadcast at a later date, and be available for early behind the scenes viewing via a live stream online partnership. The HIP-HOP HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM will also debut its new proposed location in MANHATTAN at the upcoming inductee press conference later this month.
The HIP-HOP HALL OF FAME + MUSEUM & ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX will include a retail gift store, an arcade, a sports bar, restaurant, TV studios, education classrooms and concert lounge producing 100 live events per year.
The 2016 HIP-HOP HALL OF FAME 'Institutional Inductees' will be led by HARRY BELAFONTE's classic film, "Beat Street," now celebrating 30+ years, SAL ABITELLO and his legendary BRONX venue DISCO FEVER: SYLVIA ROBINSON and SUGAR HILL RECORDS; BOBBY ROBINSON and ENJOY RECORDS; and HARLEM's MIKE & DAVE RECORDS & PROMOTIONS, will all be honored. There will also be Lifetime Achievement and Community Service Award honorees named at a later date.
HIP-HOP HALL OF FAME AWARDS SHOW creator/producer and Chairman JT THOMPSON commented: "We are very excited about this 2016 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."
'This will be the 20th anniversary of the first HHHOF AWARDS show that was broadcast in national syndication television and on the BET cable network in 1996.
Starting FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th, fans can pre-order tickets directly from the HHHOF privately at EVENTBRITE.