HIP-HOP HALL OF FAME LOOKS TO CEMENT HIP-HOP’S LEGACY WITH 1 MILLION DOLLAR INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN TO OPEN HARLEM BASED HIP HOP MUSEUM & YOUTH MEDIA EDUCATION ACADEMY
Campaign Starts Off with $500,000 Grant; Hip-Hop Global Media & Entertainment to Manage Harlem Youth Media Education Program and TV Studios Producing Content for its Hip-Hop TV Network Channels, National TV Broadcasters and Cable Channels
NEW YORK, NY, December 17, 2014 – Hip-Hop Global Media & Entertainment LLC team up with the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame™ + Museum™ (HHHOF) to announce the launch of their fundraising campaign benefitting the Harlem based Hip-Hop Museum on Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform. The campaign is looking to raise $1 million dollars in order to finalize construction and establish operations. As proof of the importance of this endeavor, one member of the community has already taken action in order to ensure the storied legacy of hip-hop is cemented for generations to come by extending a $500,000 Matching Challenge Fund Grant.
All fans, supporters, music lovers, and champions of positive youth development programs can make direct donations at http://igg.me/at/
Donors will have access to perks such as special mentions, gifts, merchandise, memberships, value packages, and tickets to upcoming concerts and fundraising events for their donations of all sizes and amounts.
“This is a great opportunity for the Fans and Community of Hip-Hop around the World to participate in finally opening up a Hip-Hop Museum in New York City,” stated Hip-Hop Fall of Fame Chairman JT Thompson. “We can’t wait for everyone to experience the awesome museum + youth media academy, which is scheduled to open in spring of 2015.”
Fans and Supporters can also become ‘Founding VIP Members & Fans’ of the HHHOF by making a $35 donation directly to the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame + Museum on its website at http://hiphophalloffame.org
The Indiegogo campaign funds will be used to finalize the site lease, facility design, construction, equipment, staffing, and two years of operations for the Hip-Hop Museum and the Youth Media Program and TV Studios. There will be job opportunities, internships, and volunteers needed for this historical effort. The HHHOF is a 501c3 Non-profit Museum and Educational Institution whose mission is to Preserve, Archive, Exhibit, Educate, and Showcase Hip-Hop Music & Culture from around the world.
The Harlem facility is scheduled to open in Spring 2015. Hip-Hop Global Media & Entertainment will create the curriculum and manage the program, and the TV Studios that will be state of the art high definition digital video, audio, lighting, and control room equipment for the youth and professionals to produce real content for the Hip-Hop TV Network Channels, National TV Broadcasters, Cable Channels, and via Http://HipHopTVChannel.Com
The Pop-Up Hip-Hop Museum exhibits will come from the HHHOF and various collections. The goal of the visitor center is to broaden exposure, access, and education to the arts by sharing the diversity of real Hip-Hop Music & Arts Culture with children, youth, families, fans, and tourists who may only see videos and hear music on the radio and not know the true elements of hip-hop culture. These exhibits will also tour schools, cities, and countries with programs and curriculums that demonstrate how Hip-Hop Culture has significant contributions and social, educational, and economic impacts around the world.
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ABOUT HIP-HOP HALL OF FAME
About The Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum (Http://HipHopHallofFame.Org) The Hip Hop Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the fully chartered nonprofit museum and educational institution that exists to educate, inspire and entertain fans, visitors, tourists, and scholars from around the world about the history and significant contributions of hip hop music and culture that continues to have a major socio-economic impact on urban and pop culture worldwide. It will carry out this mission through building and operating a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its archives, memorabilia, documentaries, and library as well as its educational and entertainment programs. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Show was created in 1992 by producer JT Thompson on BET cable network in the 1990s and recently
returned in 2014 broadcasting on Soul of the South TV Network as the main fundraising catalyst to open the Museum & Entertainment Complex in Midtown Manhattan NYC adjacent to Time Square. The building will feature the Hall, Museum, Retail Gift Shop, Arcade, Restaurant, TV studios, and Concert Lounge producing 200 live events & concerts annually and is set to open in late 2016-17. Memorabilia and Collectibles are presently being gathered and catalogued with ongoing community outreach and educational programs, television specials, and entertainment events nationwide. The facility will create up to 300 jobs and see an estimated 1,000,000 visitors annually while contributing a socio-economic impact of $350M annually from onsite and offsite programming, tourism, B2B local commerce, consumer spending, business and city revenues generated to the local and state economies in the Tri-State area. Learn more about the Hip-Hop Hall of fame at http://facebook.com/