Chuck D, KRS-ONE to Host Hall of Hip-Hop Awards

Founded in 2005, the NYC-based National Museum of Hip-Hop recently announced the beginning of it’s annual “Hall of Hip-Hop Awards,” a ceremony intended to induct legendary icons into it’s Hall of Hip-Hop.

“Hip-Hop Immortal,” the launch event for this project will be hosted by Chuck D and KRS-One and will take place April 6 at M2 Ultra Lounge in New York City. The event will include a celebrity silent auction, cocktail reception, rap/break-dancing performances, DJ performances (with a special appearance by Grandmaster Flash), and other live and video presentations.

The honoree for the inaugural event has yet to be chosen as the advisory board members for the museum work toward finalizing their selection process. “We have developed an Induction Committee with enough experience to develop a system that will be world class,” stated Craig Wilson, president of the National Museum of Hip-Hop, who states that the museum and it’s hall of fame ceremonies will be “a testament to the prominence of the many who helped spawn this phenomenon but have been long since forgotten via contemporary commercial/corporate interests.” —Brooklyne Gipson

  • AZ40

    are these “awards” that every single hip hop artist will get b/c they sometimes don’t get recognized at other major awards and ceremonies

  • Chilly Willy

    It was about time… no one will give us our place, people. Gotta take it and make our own. Don’t expect grammys and mtvs and all that shit to acknowledge every aspect of what we love. With the first (and hopefully not the last) installment of these awards, hip hop is already home.

  • Lloyd Sprayweather

    They should be inducted into the nursing home.

    • http://www.bboycult.com The $ykotic Don Mac

      Just remember that without “nursing home” cats like this you wouldn’t have a Hip Hop website to comment on…

      • http://www.emcdl.com EmCDL

        Co-Sign

        Without them cats paving the way, there would be no Lil Wangs or Soldja Boys in the mix. I mean they make horrible and ear-bleeding music music, but still, they wouldn’t be around without the ones before them paving the way. Get familiar…

  • Anti-Mainstream

    Double co-sign.-I know we always get clowns that are fans of today’s garbage (WHICH ISN’T HIP HOP) writing in dissing Hip Hop’s G.o.a.t.s. What are you going to do when Lil Wayne, Kanye, Gucci, and TI hit 40, stop listening to them because of their age? Think about it? How could a newcomer in their 20′s rhyme better then an emcee in their 40′s who’s been rockin mics since before and the whole time that 20 year old newcomer has been alive????

  • NotoriousAGC

    pay homage to them cause they paved the way for these new rappers

  • DownSouth

    That’s whazzup. I look forward to the watching the broadcasted event. They oughta honor my man Too $hort for having the most albums out of any major rap artist.

    DOWN SOUTH!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/conspiracysbu conspiracy1999

    it is good to own and control international organizations that reflect the styles and cultures of our history and experience. HIPHOP is a infinite form of educational entertainment, and it has enough actual releases and accomplishments to necessitate a HALL OF FAME.
    Thus, may all old and new, good and not-so-good black creators of music and dance/art eventually get a special spot or mentioned and recognized and immortalized for eternity , due to contribution and benefit to the hiphop history. All actual MCs and DJs, graf artists and b-boys&girls deserve to be officially organized and included/documented by this positive culture company, and in the name of the almighty Africa Bambaataa, may all lovers of having a good time unite forever in the name of “love, peace, unity, and having FUN!”

    -ETERNAL SUCCESS AND POSITIVE PROGRESS IS NATURAL AND SHOULD BE EXPECTED-

    THIS HIP-HOP HALL OF FAME ORGANIZATION WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR ITS CONTINUAL INPUT AND ADDITIONS TO IT’S DEPTH AND KNOWLEDGE AVAILABLE FOR THE WORLD TO SEE AND LEARN FROM, AND IT WILL BE A ULTIMATELY IMPORTANT ASPECT OF MUSIC/ART RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF FUTURE MUSICIANS , AND TO ALSO RETROSPECTIVELY LOOK BACK TO THE ORIGINAL ORIGINS OF THIS SUPERIOR FORM OF EXPRESSION , BEAUTIFULLY NAMED-

    HIP-HOP

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