SOURCE: Hip Hop Hall of Fame Media

Hip Hop Hall of Fame Media

November 22, 2010 06:40 ET

Hip Hop Hall of Fame Offers First 10,000 Paid VIP-Members Signed Up at HipHopHoF.TV on Wednesday Launch Lifetime Pass to Hip Hop Museum & Free Gifts

First 1,000 VIP Members at HipHopHoF.TV Will Get a Free Ticket to Attend the Hip Hop Museum "Unveiling Party" During Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Week April 2011

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 22, 2010) - The Hip Hop Hall of Fame launches HipHopHoF.TV, the Hip Hop Fan & Industry Trade Community Website, on Wednesday 24, November, 2010. The site will be the home-base of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame, and features its own Hip Hop Report Magazine, Event Listing & Press Releases Services, Television and Video Premieres, and Official Merchandise. The site is a Hip Hop Global Community that enables Fans, Artists, Labels, Executives, Industry Organizations and Professionals, and Corporate Brands to interact together in a way that provides a unique mix of content and entertainment. The site will be highlighted at the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards "Press Conference" at the Manhattan Center scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, November 23, 2010.

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum is also beginning its Fan Partnership Program, capital Campaign offering VIP Memberships at $19.99 that include Free Gifts of an Official T-shirt or HHHOF 18th Anniversary DVD set for February Release, just in time for Christmas Holidays.

The first 1,000 paid VIP Members will receive a bonus gift, as they will also get a ticket to the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum "unveiling" during Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Week in 2011.

The first 5,000 paid VIP Members will receive a second bonus gift, as they will also get to have their names and likeness incorporated into a real Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum Interactive Exhibit that will be on display as a Founder's Exhibit in the Hip Hop Museum.

The first 10,000 paid VIP Members will receive a third bonus gift of receiving a "Lifetime Pass" to the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum & Entertainment Complex when it is completed.

"We wanted to give the fans and the lovers of Hip Hop around the world an opportunity to give to the 'Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum Cause,' and to have a 'Pride of Ownership Stake and Voice' in what we do at the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum, and in the Communities we serve," stated J.T. Thompson, Creator and Executive Producer.

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum, and the Culture itself, has needed its own unbiased independently operated 'fan & celebrity' driven multi-media property and content outlet, that will finally let all of the many different 'voices and opinions' of the Hip Hop Nation on major 'issues and concerns' to be heard from around the country and the whole world! We have been often imitated but will never be duplicated, as Hip Hop legends have paved the way, and our goal is to expand the culture, with 'barrier breaking' leadership and development internationally well into the 21st century.

Fans can follow and participate in real time at,, or Starting on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at HipHopHoF.TV. For more information or to RSVP contact Adrienne Smith, or J.T. Thompson 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 Label mates with the Source Awards.

The Creator, J.T. "J-Train" Thompson, is a Brooklyn Born, Hollis Queens, and Harlem raised Hip Hop Connoisseur, whose uncle played with Apollo Legends Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and others, when they could not own their music, or were allowed to eat and stay where they played. J.T. was 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 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. The HHHOF and J.T. produced numerous albums, movies, concerts, step shows, special events from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, Atlanta, and finally NYC. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum & Entertainment Complex is "Coming in 2011."

Contact Information

    J. T. Thompson
    Adrienne Smith