Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Awards Returning to Television
Semi-popular in the '90s, the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Awards have been relatively dormant as BET's Hip-Hop Awards, Vh1's Hip-Hop Honors and MTV's VMAs have stolen its audience away with flashy performances and an emphasis on new artists. Well, if you're into the old school, here's some good news: The Hall of Fame is returning to television for the first time in over a decade with a new ceremony that will be taped on April 28, 2011.
Leading up to the awards, the museum, which also plans to open a new complex in New York City, will lead a series of community outreach events, including a leadership symposium, the launch of a social networking site and appearances by what the organization vaguely dubs "celebrities, community, political, business, arts, industry and New York City leaders."
"We are thankful and appreciative of all of the assistance we have received throughout the years that have been a tough journey of love requiring steadfastness, persistence, and faith to bring the awards show back to television, and to make the actual Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Museum building in New York City a reality," stated James J.T. Thompson, the creator of the Hall, in a press release.
Let's just hope this goes better than the National Hip-Hop Museum.