the National Museum of Hip-Hop (NMoH) will host an exclusive celebrity fundraiser to benefit the development of the “first ever” true Hip-Hop Museum. This Red Carpet affair will take place on Feb 9, 2010 at the M2 Ultra Lounge, 530 West 28th Street, NYC. This exclusive star-studded gala will raise funds and awareness for the construction and community initiatives of the museum. Guests will have a preview of some of the museum’s building plans and programs.
This “invitation only” affair will welcome entertainment executives, celebrity rappers, dj’s, b-boys, legendary graffiti artists, Hollywood entertainers, celebrity media personalities, and community leaders. Guests include: Ice T, Akon, Redman, Dana Dane, MC Lyte, Kurtis Blow, Nice -n- Smooth, DJ Red Alert, Kid Capri, Ralph Mcdaniels, Ja Rule, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Black Sheep, Cold Crush Brothers, Rock Steady Crew, Furious Five, Brand Nubian, Chubb Rock, Bones Thugs -N-Harmony, The Roots, Pete Rock, D Nice, Marley Marl, N.O.R.E., Kid –n- Play, Roxanne Shante, Melly Mel, and an extensive list of others.
The Event Co-Chairs include Bill Adler, Dr. Ben Chavis, Andre Harrell, KRS One, Chuck D, Afrika Bambaataa, Terry Stewart, and Jim Fricke.
“The timing is perfect for the development of a museum that will preserve the great culture of hip-hop; a museum that will serve as not only a beacon for hip-hop’s achievements but also as a hub for community upliftment,” stated Craig Wilson, MBA, President of the Museum.
Once fully developed, the museum will conduct job training programs for the local homeless, substance-abusers, and unemployed borough residents. NMoH will also provide free classes that teach the political process and sponsor students with political career interests, by providing a space/platform for practice debates, campaigns and the development of programs and policy.
The Museum’s Hall of Fame, catering & restaurant operations and profits from visitors will generate millions in economic activity and create great job opportunities throughout NYC.
The National Museum of Hip-Hop is a NYC based non-profit 501 (c) (3) founded in 2005 and created to commemorate the historical and cultural achievements of hip-hop and artists, throughout the World, while educating area residents and global visitors about every aspect of the culture’s elements.
The plans for this project are to house the museum within a 100,000+ sq., foot facility in NYC. The program will feature initiatives and policies which require a strict adherence to community issues and interactivity. NMoH will exist as a hub for community advancement, economic development and political education. The Advisory Board consists of Executives who have long histories of large museum development, as well as inner-city community involvement. Board Members include: Russell Simmons, Dr. Ben Chavis, Andre Harrell, Leyla Turkkan, Bill Adler, Bob Santelli and Terry Stewart.