Producers Talk Reality TV Show for Hip Hop Hall of Fame Covering the History of Hip Hop Tour Through NYC Museum Building’s Redesign Project

April 19, 2010

NEW YORK, April 19 /PRNewswire/ — The Hip Hop Hall of Fame may be adding a reality TV show to its repertoire in 2010! Producers have expressed major interest in documenting and preserving the hip hop experience by bringing the Hip Hop Hall of Fame story to the small screen. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the HHHOF, but more importantly there will be significant hip hop historical events that are going to be chronicled forever for the world to see and appreciate,” stated J.T. Thompson the Creator and Executive Producer.

The reality show filming would begin during the upcoming Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Week of Activities. The filming would then cover the previously announced Pioneers History of Hip Hop Tour, all the way through to the Interior Redesign and Exhibit Design Projects at the NYC Museum building.

Hip Hop pioneers in-conjunction with the HHHOF and other Artists will tour 10+ cities and bring the real History of Hip Hop Story, with other messages of education and living with purpose; while having real HHHOF museum artifacts on display. The response to the tour has been overwhelming as our Producers have been fielding multiple requests from religious, educational, community and political Leaders from Cities around the Country who would like to host History of Hip Hop Tour stops in their cities. That includes speaking to the youth and assisting community groups.

The HHHOF and our History of Hip Hop Tour participants will also assist in the interior redesign and exhibit projects with our contractors through the summer and fall to bring the HHHOF Museum & Entertainment Complex to life together. It will also highlight the development of the Hall of Fame, exhibits, theme restaurant, concert lounge, retail store, and TV/radio studios at the site. The tour will be coordinated by Easy AD, hip hop icon, of the legendary Cold Crush Brothers.

HHHOF Executives have all agreed that the bigger purpose of the reality television show and tour would be to give back to the communities that have given so much to hip hop history and economics over the years. “We have a duty and responsibility as stakeholders in our communities to do all that we can to provide our kids, and youth with a safe & healthy environment, quality education, access to college, or to start a business, and have an opportunity to achieve the American Dream” stated J.T. Thompson.

The HHHOF applauds record labels and distributors, and corporate brand Executives who have expressed an interest in coming on board the Hip Hop History Tour and reality show project(s). They are demonstrating that they are responsible corporate partners and stakeholders in the communities where their products and services are sold; by allowing the community to be partners with their brands in making the quality of life better for us all.

You can follow the Hip Hop Hall of Fame at Twitter/hiphophof, Facebook.com/hiphophofmuseumcomplex, or Myspace.com/hiphophof.

For more information on Ticket Sales, Artists Participation, Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities contact Hip Hop TV Networks and the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards representatives, Adrienne Smith or Darren Ashley at hiphophof@gmail.com.


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, Queens, and Harlem raised Hip Hop Connoisseur, whose Uncle Played with Harlem Legends Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong, and Benny Goodman and others, who could not eat, live, or dwell in the places where they played music! J.T. was transplanted to Los Angeles in his early years where 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. Ried. While a free agent professional athlete and businessman, 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 90′s, 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, special events from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, and NYC, Hip Hop took a negative turn during the media hyped east-west turmoil and the Hip Hop Hall of Fame suffered in the downturn, only to rise again today with a vengeance to finally complete the NYC HHHOF Museum and Entertainment Complex “Coming in 2010.”

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