NEW YORK,- It is Official! Hip Hop legend and Rap icon Kurtis Blow to co-host the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Television Show in June 2010 in NYC! This will be the first broadcast of the HHHOF Awards show since airing in National and International Syndication, as well as on the BET Cable Network now owned by MTV/Viacom.
Often imitated, but never duplicated the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards is scheduled to make more announcements in the coming weeks (see enclosed schedule), including the 2010 HHHOF Inductee class that will be announced on Friday, April 2, 2010! It also marks the Kick-Off the Official HHHOF Social Networking website 'HipHopHoF.TV' and 'Fan Promotional Campaign'! This will be followed by the HHHOF Inductees "Meet & Greet Media Event" scheduled for Friday May 14, 2010 in NYC!
The HHHOF Awards Show will feature a "Week of Activities" throughout New York City. They will include Community Outreach Events, a Forum, VIP Reception, Artists Showcases, Parties, and other Programs featuring Pioneers, Celebrities, Community, Industry, and New York City Leaders.
The week will culminate with the unveiling of the Manhattan Home of The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum & Entertainment Complex that will bring in over 120 jobs, job training, local vendor contracts, community outreach programs, tours, and bring in an estimated $400 million per year in economic impact and tourism value to New York City!
Hall of Fame Executives are actively finalizing television airing rights with broadcasters and will make that announcement in late April 2010!
You can follow the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Show, and the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum & Entertainment Complex at HipHopHoF.TV, Facebook.com/hiphophofmuseumcomplex, Myspace.com/hiphophof, or Twitter/hiphophof.
For more information on Ticket Sales, Artists Participation, Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities, or Media Inquiries, contact Hip Hop TV Networks and the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards representatives, Adrienne Smith or Darren Ashley at 917-418-7971 or leave a message at 212-330-8738. By email is firstname.lastname@example.org!
ABOUT THE OFFICIAL HIP HOP HALL OF FAME AND PRODUCER J.T. THOMPSON
Originally created in 1992, the awards show was the first independently produced Hip Hop Awards Show on the BET Network Syndication arm in 1995, and was Label mates with the Source Awards. The Creator, J.T. "J-Train" Thompson, is a Brooklyn Born, Queens, and Harlem raised Hip Hop Connoisseur, whose Uncle Played with Harlem Legends Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong, and Benny Goodman and others, who could not eat, live, or dwell in the places where they played music! J.T. was transplanted to Los Angeles in his early years where he entered the business as a concert promoter and television producer as a guest of former MCA/Universal artists Pebbles, and the R&B Group the Deele, that featured multi-Grammy Award winning artists/producers BabyFace, and current Island-Def Jam Head L.A. Ried. While a free agent professional athlete and businessman, Legends Eazy E, Ice Cube, Yo Yo and Publicist Lynn Jeter, gave J.T. his big break in promotions and productions, as he went on to emerge as a major force in the "Hip Hop Fight the Power Leadership" era of the early 90's, even joining with Sister Souljah.
As one of the main Co-Founders of the historical L.A. Gang Truce Alliance, during the 1992 Riots, J.T., took the lead in empowering community, private, and public economic development partnerships, and helped push for the National Empowerment Zones from Los Angeles, to the new Harlem USA projects. His story was highlighted in the Movie Redemption Starring Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, as J.T. utilized Gang Members on Projects including Restoring the Sear'sHollywood. Despite the HHHOF and J.T. producing numerous albums, movies, concerts, step shows, special events from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, and NYC, Hip Hop took a negative turn during the media hyped east-west turmoil and the Hip Hop Hall of Fame suffered in the downturn, only to rise again today with a vengeance to finally complete the NYC HHHOF Museum and Entertainment Complex "Coming in 2010."
SOURCE Hip Hop TV Network