The first Hip Hop Hall Of Fame, will open its doors on 125th Street in Harlem.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum is due to open in late 2016 on the New York City borough’s historic 125th Street, along with a retail gift shop, restaurant, sports bar, concert lounge, TV studios, and will house the Hip Hop Arts and Media Academy.
Dove Entertainment (press rep and hall coordinator) said in a statement:
“The Harlem Renaissance has influenced artists, poets, scholars, educators, politicians, fashion, entrepreneurs, entertainers and community leaders from New York City throughout the world. Hip Hop music and culture will now join that legacy in Harlem as the Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum is set to open up its offices on the historic 125th Street.”
Dove Entertainment also says the education element of the establishment will be a main focus:
“Students will be trained by industry professionals with special celebrity guest speakers, and graduate with their very own online e-commerce store teaching valuable skills, entrepreneurship, job creation and business management. All classes will include a ‘Life-Skills Module’ teaching young people about personal development, family and professional values and etiquette, college prep, career prep, financial literacy, home-ownership and entrepreneurship. Classes will range from 6-10 weeks and be in-conjunction with our Harlem Business, Community, Arts, Cultural, Media, and Educational Program Partners.”
Get more information on the Hip Hop HOF here.