Kurtis Blow, Whodini, Afrika Bambaaataa, and The Lockers are honored in a ceremony featuring KRS-One, ASAP Rocky, and host Roxanne Shanté
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Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards
The Awards: an annual tradition that ran from 1992–97 to honor the artists representing the past, present, and future of hip-hop culture and benefiting the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum
The Awards, Remastered: the 2013 relaunch of the show, which celebrated the Hall of Fame securing a physical space in Midtown Manhattan
Why ‘Hip Hop’ and Not ‘Rap’? The one is bigger than the other—as cultural architect KRS-One puts it, “Rap is something that you do. Hip hop is something that you live.”
How KRS-One Lives That Something: See for yourself at the award show, where he’ll be performing with Rakim, Asap Rocky, and MC Lyte.
Who’s Joining the Hall This Year? Four legendary artists and groups—Kurtis Blow, Whodini, Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force, and the Lockers. More to be announced at NYC press conference first week of December.
The 411 on the MC: This show is hosted by hip-hop icon Roxanne Shanté, best known for such singles as “I’m Fly Shanté” and “Go On Girl.”
The 411 on the DJ’s: Mell Star and DJ Red Alert on the turntables
The Institutional Inductees: BeatStreet movie, Harry Belafonte producer, Sugarhill Records, Enjoy Records, Mike and Dave Records and Promotions, The Disco Fever venue, and Sal Abbatielo owner and producer
Invited Guests : Jadakiss, Camron, Fabolous, 50 Cent, Ice T, Fat Joe, Run DMC, Salt n Pepa, Chubb Rock, Rob Base, Beatnuts, Mos Def, Brand Nubian, Biz Markie, Busta Rhymes, Onyx, K7, Nucleus, Ghostface Killa, EPMD, Keith Murray, Maino, Slick Rick, Fearless Four, Mercedes Ladies, Talib Kweli, UTFO, SPECIAL Ed and more