Hip-Hop Hall of Fame museum to open in New York
"In New York the people talk and try to make us rhyme"
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.