National Museum of Hip-Hop Confirms 2010 Awards Ceremony
(AllHipHop News) The National Museum of Hip-Hop (NMoH) has announced their 2010 Hall of Hip-Hop Awards, which annually inducts legends and icons into the organization’s Hall of Fame.
This year’s event will be televised, and seeks to recognize icons in all of the universally recognized elements of Hip-Hop culture: emceeing, DJing, graffiti art, and b-boying.
Other contributors in the realms of production, filmmakers, and fashion will be recognized as well.
While shows such as the just-aired Grammys include several Hip-Hop themed categories, NMoH President Craig Wilson points out that many of the pioneers who laid the groundwork for the culture’s commercial boom have not received their just due.
“The Hall of Hip-Hop will exist as the first true beacon of homage for those who created and pioneered this great culture we call Hip-Hop,” Wilson explained to AllHipHop.com. “[It’s] a testament to the prominence of the many who helped spawn this phenomenon but have been long since forgotten via contemporary commercial/corporate interests. We have developed an Induction Committee with enough experience to develop a system that will be world class.”
That board includes such figures as mogul and former Hip-Hop artist Andre Harrell, Grammy Museum President Bob Santelli, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President Terry Stewart.
On April 6, KRS-One and Chuck D will host the NMoH’s “Hip-Hop Immortal,” an invitation only event from New York’s M2 Ultra Lounge on 530 West 28th Street.
The show will feature a special DJ set from Grandmaster Flash, and offer a silent auction, VIP gift bags, raffle, and live performances.