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Hip-Hop Hall of Fame museum to open in New York

Hip-Hop Hall of Fame museum to open in New York

"In New York the people talk and try to make us rhyme"

Come 2017, the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame museum is set to open its doors in two locations around New York City in honour of the famed culture and musical genre

Partly thanks the "Four Fathers of Hip-Hop" – Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Grand Wizzard Theodore, and Grandmaster Caz Brown – who have spearheaded the new project, New York will soon see a Hip-Hop Hall of Fame – spread over two different locations.

The first phase of the project is set to launch next year with plans for two distinct spots, with the first 12,000 square-foot museum space will be located in Harlem, near 125th Street, and feature an assortment of amenities, including a coffee and juice bar, merchandise shops, and a TV studio. While the second location, a slightly larger, 50,000 square-foot spot in Times Square, will include an interactive exhibit and 90-minute guided tours – with the two buildings expected to officially open in 2017.

Visitors will be able to see all sorts of donated items courtesy of Run-DMC, Salt-N-Pepa, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Outkast, Young Jeezy, Common, Eminem, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataam, while also learning about the fundamentals of hip-hop.  

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