Both will open later this year in NYC
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame is proud to announce that it will open its flagship Hip Hop Hall of Fame Café & Hip Hop Museum Gallery in Harlem, NYC in 2021 post-COVID vaccine. The Official Hip Hop Cafe hopes to serve as an inspirational and valuable partner in the restaurant, retail, arts, entertainment, and small business economic recovery, creating jobs, and revitalization of Harlem and New York City in association with its decade long partnership with the Annual Harlem Week Celebration and Harlem Hip Hop Festival with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce.
The co-branded themed Café’ is the hip-hop version of the Hard Rock Café and Madame Tussaud’s. The venue includes the café, sports bar, concert lounge featuring live events, retail gift store, museum gallery, and educational STEAM programs for youth cultivating job-training, and career preparation. The menu will honor past and present hip hop legends and icons and celebrities as their legacies are celebrated with memorabilia and interactive exhibits.
The Gallery will open with a themed Hip Hop Activism & Black Lives Matter Visual Arts and Music Exhibition that will engage visitors with a series of impactful presentations on hip hop music & culture artists, celebrities, athletes, and activists who have been at the forefront of the new civil rights and community socio-economic empowerment movement. The Gallery will feature other hip hop history Interactive exhibits and collections.
The educational programs will feature culinary chef, hospitality, and TV/film production training programs to accelerate the push for diversity and inclusion in the restaurant, retail, and multi-media entertainment industries in conjunction with NYC schools arts and media programming with its Thrive Collective partners.
The main Official Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum & Hotel mega-entertainment complex development project in Manhattan, NYC is making steady progress and is on track to break ground with site demolition later this year to open in Manhattan in 2023. The private stock offering IPO fund will provide a co-ownership opportunity for private investors, fans, artists, celebrities, athletes, executives, and Wall Street firms to buy equity stock in this historical real estate development project that will be owned and operated by hip hop culture with its partners.
This historical project can become a galvanizing force of unity across all economic, educational, religious, and geographical barriers to unify hip hop multi-generational audiences nationally and internationally to accelerate growth and opportunities in America growing with the protest stages to an actionable community socio-economic empowerment and ownership stage leading by example by owning its development project.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame is a chartered non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, promote and showcase the past, present and future of hip hop music and cultural arts, founded by Sir JT Thompson, the creator and executive producer of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards TV Show that premiered on BET in the 1990’s.