Fact Magazine reported that the nonprofit group working on the project has already secured the necessary approval and funding to break ground on a new facility.
Apparently, the multi-story structure will be going up in Harlem. Not a bad spot to honor hip-hop and its many legends.
The group is looking to raise $150 million. Their hope is to construct a facility with an in-house cafe, gallery, gift shop, visitor center, and coolest of all — a hip-hop museum.
Should they hit their goal, we can expect to see the Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame open sometime early next year, perhaps as early as February. Should business go well, the group plans to expand the facility into a 20-story complex, which would have more museum space, a full sports bar, a five-star hotel for guests, and a concert area.
In the spirit of hip-hop’s ability to provide inspiration and opportunities to millions of people worldwide, the group is pledging to set up educational programs designed to help thousands of New York’s students visit the museum every year.
Our eyes are on this story. Rumor has it that the new venue will be located just a stone’s throw away from the Apollo Theater.
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