Hip-hop has been around for almost half of a century and it is finally getting the appreciation it deserves.
Yesterday, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio dubbed June 8th Global Hip-Hop Day where true rap enthusiasts from all over helped reveal Hip-Hop Blvd at 1520 Sedgwick Ave. in the Bronx, where the genre is said to have originated.
It’s about time
— HOT 97 (@HOT97) June 8, 2017
The homies Ebro, Joey Bada$$, and Ryan Leslie came through for a quick panel, something light for the kids
— MinJi Cho (@mcminji) June 8, 2017
Remy Ma was also honored at the event
— Shay (@newbnx19) June 8, 2017
June is starting out to be a great month for hip-hop.
A global day to commemorate the world-changing genre as well as the announcement of a $150M Capital Fundraising Campaign to complete acquisition of a building and development site for a Hip-Hop Hall of Fame.
The Hip-Hop Television Channel released a press release proudly announcing that the Official Hip-Hop Hall of Fame and Museum won its bid to acquire a major Harlem building and development site.
The project is expected to go through two phases. According to the press release the project is expected to open in February 2018, already has a bunch of key investors, and will enable 25,000 NYC public school students to visit per year.
JT Thompson, the creator of the first ever Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Awards TV show and Founder of the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Museum said,
‘The preliminary plan includes a ground floor themed HHHOF café, gallery, visitors bureau, and retail gift store with a second floor HHHOF museum, event space, offices, and multi-media studio for film and television content production in partnership with the HHHOF Arts & Media Youth Academy students that will be training for careers in tech and media, while producing real-life content for the museum, and the hip hop television channel network’
Peep the sketch for this Hip Hop Hall of Fame… 2018 finna be lit
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) June 8, 2017