THE HHHOF SITE WILL SHOWCASE, ARCHIVE, AND PROMOTE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE HIP HOP HISTORY WORLDWIDE! SITE TO RELEASE HHHOF AWARDS INDUCTION VIDEO CLIPS OF "RUN-DMC" FROM THE '96 BET BROADCAST! HHHOF TV SHOW TO RETURN IN JUNE 2009!
NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- It's Official! After two decades of work, a HHHOF Awards Show airing on the BET Network, and an industry roller-coaster ride; the Original Hip Hop Hall of Fame is set to re-launch "HIPHOPHOF.COM" its Official Social Media Networking web-site. The site will feature the Hip Hop Hall of Fame's Fan Network that consists of free and paid Memberships, that will include Free Gifts, Subscriptions, and Discounts on HHHOF and Partner Events, and Services, with proceeds benefiting outreach programs, operations, and assisting in the completed purchase of our NYC Building that will be the future Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum & Entertainment International Complex. The site will also Feature HHHOF Official Merchandise for purchase by fans around the world.
The HHHOF News-Magazine will be a monthly online publication, with Features on Artists, Groups, Executives, Labels, Businesses, new Products & Services, and Events from the folks that make it happen in Hip Hop around the World! The service will also feature both Daily and Weekly "Fan E-Mail Updates," Blogs, VBlogs, News, Promotions, and Premieres, with Fan and Community perspectives on the issues at hand. Fans can interact with and stay abreast of HHHOF, Awards Show, Events, Community Outreach Activities, and the HHHOF Museum & Entertainment Complex that is coming soon! Our HHHOF Fan Network will connect Hip Hop Fans from around the World together with the "Artists and Stars" they love both past and present in one location, HIPHOPHOF.COM!
"The HHHOF Team is excited to be re-launching our official web-site, and Interactive Media Properties, that allows us to re-connect with our fans. We thank Sense L and the Infinitegraf Team for working with us and assisting us with the site. We are now in prime position with the HHHOF 16th Anniversary DVD this Summer '09, and the Return of The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Show to Television in June 2009," Stated, J.T. Thompson, Creator, and Executive Producer!
ABOUT THE OFFICIAL HIP HOP HALL OF FAME AND PRODUCER J.T. THOMPSON
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, 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, 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 2009."