Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards 20th Anniversary TV Show Honors Harry Belafonte’s BeatStreet Movie, SugarHill Records, The Fever & More in NYC November Co-Hosted by Roxanne Shante

Producers Seek a Multi-Year Television Broadcast Deal, Official Sponsors, Advertisers, and Promotional Partners as HHHOF Unveils Rebranded Logos & Website HipHopHallofFame.Org in August at Inductee Press Conference August 2016

NEW YORK, July 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Original and Official Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards TV Show returns to NYC in November 2016 its rightful place during ‘Hip Hop History Month’ celebrated around the world. Legendary female Hip Hop MC Roxanne Shante returns to co-host the show that will be taped live for national television broadcast at a later date, and be available for early behind the scenes viewing via a paid live stream online.

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The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards TV Show is now poised to be the national historical hip hop event annually that will be a staple in NYC for decades to come as The Official Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum & Entertainment Complex is also in the latter planning stages of its new State of the Art ‘Green Tech Building Design’ being developed on a site to be announced in Manhattan that will include The Hall, Museum, Retail Gift Store, Official Merchandise, Arcade, Sports Bar, Restaurant, TV Studios, Educational Classrooms, and Concert Lounge producing 100 live events per year, facilitating an estimated 500,000 fans, visitors and tourists annually while serving another 30,000 NYC public school kids on educational field trips per year, bringing a $350M socio-economic impact in the Tri-State area.

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Producers have begun talks with Broadcast & Cable Networks for a multi-year Television deal, and is also seeking Official Sponsors, Advertisers, and Promotional Partnerships to propel this show and other future Hall of Fame Co-branded Live Music Events and Content Programming presently in development to the next level reaching tens of millions of viewers in America and around the World as Classic Hip Hop Music & Culture History is in demand.

The Hall of Fame Institutional Inductees will be led by Harry Belafonte's classic Hip Hop Film BeatStreet now celebrating 30+ years that also included Hip Hop’s first female MCs Sha Rock, Debbie Dee, and Lisa Lee, then Sal Abbatiello and his Disco Fever venue in the Bronx where many Hip Hop Stars and Legends were made, Sylvia Robinson and SugarHill Records, Bobby Robinson and Enjoy Records, and Harlem's Mike & Dave Records & Promotions who were all forces in the early stages and growth of hip hop music & culture around the world. There will be Life Time Achievement and Community Service Awardees who will be named at a later date.

National and International Press & Media, Dignitaries, and Artists are invited as the 2016 Hip Hop Hall of Fame Inductee Class of Artists, Groups, DJs, B-Boys/Girls, and Graffiti Writers names will be unveiled to the world at the upcoming Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards ‘Inductee Press Conference’ and meet & greet in August during the Harlem Week Celebration at Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem where the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards + Museum launched over 20 years ago.  "We are very excited about this 2016 Inductee Class as it continues to fulfill our commitment to tell the whole story of Hip Hop Music & Culture from its inception, to its early stages, and transformation to Records, Radio, Fashion, Films, and Entrepreneurship that has become a Global business and socio-economic phenomenon," stated Chairman JT Thompson, the Creator-Producer of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Show that originally aired on BET Networks in the 1990s and in 2014 on Soul of The South Network, who also serves as Founder-Chairman of The Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum Project.

"This will be the 20th Anniversary of the first HHHOF Awards show that was broadcast in syndication television and on the BET Cable Network in 1996. That show inducted the Legendary Run DMC & the late Jam Master Jay, DJ Red Alert, Grandmaster Flash, The Zulu Nation, Eazy E, as we watched history in the making when all of the Old School Pioneers together, Inducted Hip Hop Pillar DJ Kool Herc," stated Kenny ‘DJ Lord Yoda X’ Syder, a Co-Producer.

Fans can pre-order tickets directly from the HHHOF privately at Eventbrite (http://HipHopHallofFameAwards.Eventbrite.Com) starting this Friday, July 29, 2016. A limited amount of VIP Tickets can be purchased for $150 which includes the pre-show VIP Reception for Inductees and Honorees taking place as Hip Hop illuminaries, Moguls, Artists, Stars, Celebrities, Sports Icons, and Industry Executives and affiliates make their way down the Red Carpet step and repeat for the national and international press and media covering the event. All tickets previously purchased will be honored.

Hip Hop Friends, Fans, and Community can follow the Hip Hop Hall of Fame at http://hiphophalloffame.org (in Beta), http://facebook.com/hiphophalloffame, http://facebook.com/hiphophalloffameawards, http://twitter.com/hiphophof, http://instagram.com/hiphophalloffameawards.

The photos are also available via AP PhotoExpress.

For more information, media & press inquiries, sponsorship opportunities, and partnerships contact Ben Davis at Dove Entertainment or JT Thompson at hiphophofstaff@gmail.com.

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