SOURCE: Hip Hop Hall of Fame Media

Hip Hop Hall of Fame Media

November 16, 2010 04:00 ET

Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards and Pioneers Team Up for Press Conference Tuesday, November 23 at Manhattan Center Re-Launching TV Show in April 2011

Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Will Also Soft-Launch HipHopHoF.TV, the Official Social-Community Web Site, and Fan Partnership Programs

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards has re-teamed up with Hip Hop Pioneers for Press Conference on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 11am ET to re-launch the Official Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Induction Ceremony & Concert Television Show, now scheduled for taping on Thursday, April 28, 2011. This will be the first broadcast of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Show since it aired in national syndication and aired on the BET Cable Network in the '90s.

The Event will feature a week of activities throughout New York City. They will include Community Outreach Events, National & City Proclamations, a Wall Street visit, a nationally televised Hip Hop Leadership Symposium, the first ever Hip Hop Upfront VIP Mixer, pre and after parties, and the unveiling of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum & Entertainment Complex building in NYC to the general public. These events will be a celebration of the arts and tourism in New York City, and will include 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.

Fans can follow and participate in real time on HipHopHoF.TV and at For more information or to RSVP contact J.T. Thompson at, or Keisha Morrisey at We are also available to receive all media inquiries, celebrity bookings, sponsorship opportunities, and partnerships.
Contact us at 917-418-7971 or at 212-330-8738.

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 labelmates with the Source Awards.

The Creator, J.T. "J-Train" Thompson, a Brooklyn born, Queens, and Harlem raised Hip Hop Connoisseur, transplanted to Los Angeles in his early years, was a two sport star athlete at Manual Arts HS, winning Championships! After being a National Business Delegate selection of Junior Achievement, J.T. went on to serve in the Armed Forces for the US Army excelling in Operations and Leadership on and off the basketball court, and earned a full college scholarship after Honorable Discharge. After college and exploring free agent professional basketball in the US and Overseas, 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. Reid.

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 '90s, 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's Hollywood. Despite the HHHOF and J.T. producing numerous albums, movies, concerts, step shows, and special events from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, Atlanta, and NYC, the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum & Entertainment Complex is "Coming in 2011," says Thompson.

Contact Information

    J. T. Thompson
    Keisha Morrisey