Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Museum Comes Home With Harlem Location | Newsweek

By Stav Ziv

New York City could very soon be home to the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Museum. The nonprofit heading the project announced Tuesday evening that it had won a bid for a building and development site in Harlem and sets the start of the first phase of the plan for February 2018. It also announced a $150 million fundraising campaign to support the process.

The neighborhood that brought the world artists such as Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie and Mase—and the city that produced Jay Z, Busta Rhymes, Wu-Tang Clan, Das Racist, Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj and dozens of other artists—will give locals and tourists alike a physical space in which to celebrate hip-hop music and culture.

The Hip-Hop Hall of Fame, a nonprofit, aims to preserve, archive, exhibit, educate and conduct research to document hip-hop’s historical influence and socioeconomic impact. The first phase of its new project is slated to include a café, a gallery, a visitors bureau and a gift store on the ground floor, and on the second floor, a museum, event space, offices and a multimedia studio.

Read more: Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Museum Comes Home With Harlem Location | Newsweek

Related: It’s a rap! Hip-Hop museum planned for Harlem | NY Daily News

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