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December 04, 2015 08:30 ET

Hip-Hop Hall of Fame + Museum Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Open Harlem Based Hip Hop Museum & Youth Media Education Academy

The Hip Hop Youth Arts & Media Academy Courses Will Launch in January 2016 From Hip Hop Hall of Fame Offices on 125th St in Harlem Rotating Fashion, Film & TV Broadcasting, Computer Coding, 3D Printing, and Public Mural Art Classes

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 04, 2015) - The Hip-Hop Hall of Fame™ + Museum™ (HHHOF) to announce the launch of their holiday fundraising campaign benefitting the Harlem based Hip-Hop Museum and Hip Hop Arts & Media Academy on Crowdrise. The campaign is looking to raise $250,000 dollars in order to complete office move-in, facility redesign build-out, purchase equipment, educational materials, and establish academy & museum operations in the office space for two years. The Harlem site has been selected and ready to go. This campaign will help solidify and ensure the storied legacy of hip-hop is cemented for generations to come by finally establishing its presence in Harlem with HHHOF Museum office headquarters, and the Hip Hop Arts & Media Academy's educational programs and outreach to youth and families. The site will also facilitate special museum exhibits, TV and Online Content Creation & Distribution, and be the base to launch Live Events like the recently successful Hip Hop Legends of the Fall Concert in partnership with Live Nation, and the upcoming return of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards TV Show. There will be job opportunities, internships, and volunteers needed for this historical effort nationwide.

All fans, supporters, music lovers, and champions of positive youth development programs can make direct donations at

https://www.crowdrise.com/hiphopyouthacademy/fundraiser/HiphopHallofFame

Donors will have access to perks such as special mentions, gifts, merchandise, memberships, value packages, and tickets to upcoming concerts and fundraising events for their donations of all sizes and amounts.

"This is a great opportunity for the Fans and Community of Hip-Hop around the World to participate in finally opening up a Hip-Hop Museum in New York City," stated Hip-Hop Fall of Fame Chairman JT Thompson. "We can't wait for everyone to experience the awesome museum + youth media academy, which is scheduled to open in January 2016."

Fans and Supporters can also become 'Founding VIP Members & Fans' of the HHHOF by making a $35 donation directly to the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame + Museum on its website at http://hiphophalloffame.org. The first 100,000 who sign up for $35 will be inducted in the museum's 'Fan Wall of Fame', the first ever Fan Interactive Exhibit inside the Museum, presenting their name, photo, and video message. Membership includes Certificate, 10% discount on HHHOF Events & Merchandise, and discounts from participating retail and corporate partners. The first 10,000 "Founding VIP Member & Fans" will receive a life time pass to the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Museum.

The HHHOF is a 501c3 Non-profit Museum and Educational Institution whose mission is to Preserve, Archive, Exhibit, Educate, and Showcase Hip-Hop Music & Culture from around the world. The larger HHHOF Museum facility will feature over 40,000 square feet of exhibit and entertainment space coming to Harlem in 2017.

The Academy Film & TV program will be created and managed by Hip-Hop Global Media & Entertainment who will manage content creation, and the TV Studios via the Hip Hop Hall of Fame multi-media distribution channels including HHHOF website and Hip Hop TV channels http://hiphophalloffame.org and http://youtube.com/hiphophalloffametv and Http://HipHopTVChannel.Com.

The Pop-Up Museum exhibits will come from the HHHOF and various collections. The goal of the visitor center is to broaden exposure, access, and education to the arts by sharing the diversity of real Hip-Hop Music & Arts Culture with children, youth, families, fans, and tourists who may only see videos and hear music on the radio and not know the true elements of hip-hop culture. These exhibits will also tour schools, cities, and countries with programs and curriculums that demonstrate how Hip-Hop Culture has significant contributions and social, educational, and economic impacts around the world.

For more information, media & press inquiries, interviews, or sponsorship opportunities, and partnerships contact Nadia Harrell, Ben Davis or Jane Bolander at hiphophofstaff@gmail.com. Fans can follow the HHHOF at HipHopHallofFame.Org, Facebook.com/HipHopHallofFame or Twitter.com/HipHopHoF.

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