The show hosted by Roxanne Shante with special guests Biz Markie, Marley Marl, DJ Kid Capri, Brand Nubian, Talib Kweli, DJ Red Alert, Treach of Naughty By Nature
Online PR News – 22-May-2014 – New York/New York – The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Show returned to Television taping at Stage 48 in Midtown Manhattan with a memorable Induction Ceremony and Concert Event that was hosted by the legendary Roxanne Shante with DJ Mell Starr on the turntables.
The Show featured many high moments including a special tribute performance honoring the late DJ EZ-Rock which included a birth of hip hop scene featuring B-Boy Break-dancers Chief 69 and Vitamin D of the Zulu Nation dancing and spinning, while Graffiti Art was flashing on the video screen with memorable performances of ‘Radio’ from his friends the Harlem legendary group Crash Crew, and his group partner Rob Base performing their chart topping hit ‘It Takes Two’. A special award was then presented to his wife and daughter Ashley in his Honor by Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum Chairman JT Thompson.
Brand Nubian and Talib Kweli both delivered high powered performances, as others featured performers included DJ Eniquiety doing ‘Old School Party’, and MC Nine ‘What I Want’. Historical performances were also delivered by the Inductees and Honorees themselves including ChiefRocker Busy Bee, DJ Hollywood Inducted by DJ Red Alert, the Mercedes Ladies who rocked the house, and show host Roxanne Shante with her partner the iconic Biz Markie doing impromptu deejaying and beatboxing to Shante’s rhymes. Special Guests included Treach of Naughty by Nature, DJ Kid Capri, MC's B-Fats and Kevie Kev, and many other Hip Hop Legends and Illuminaries. The show closed out with The Sequence performing ‘Funk You Right On Up’ for the first time in over 30 years, and the Sugar Hill Gang’s voices of Wonder Mike and Master Gee performing Rappers Delight, Apache, and some new material. 'The High Powered Performances in the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Show will go down in History', stated Alexia Martinique of Hip Hop Global Media & Entertainment.
Other honorees included Ralph McDaniel for over 30 years of Video Music Box, Charlie Ahearn for the Movie Wild Style, legendary photographer Ernie Pianiccoli, the N.. Twins who were the first original b-boys, The late Mr. Magic of the WBLS ‘Rap Attack Show’ honored by his Legendary Juice Crew members Marley Marl, Ty Williams, Kevy Kev, and Lux, Graffiti Masters Cornbread and Stay High 149 for their contributions, as well as Spoonie Gee, the Treacherous Three with their DJ Easy Lee. This was the first Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Show since it last aired on BET Cable Network in the 1990s that was Executive Produced by Chairman JT Thompson, and Juanita ‘Dove’ Williams. Co-Producers this year included Easy Ad, Lord YodaX.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame is now preparing for its Hip Hop Legends & Icons Show Series in Los Angeles, and Atlanta honoring regional Hip Hop Artists & Producers for their contributions and collecting memorabilia for the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum & Entertainment Complex coming to Manhattan in 2016. The facility will feature the Hall, a Museum, Retail Gift Store, Arcade, Restaurant, Sports Bar, TV Studios, and Concert Lounge producing 200 live events and concerts per year. It will serve an estimated 1,000,000 visitors, fans, and tourists annually producing a socio-economic impact of $350M to the New York economy annually. "The non-profit chartered museum and educational institution will also accommodate over 25,000 NYC public school kids on educational field trips and programs annually. For more information contact email@example.com and website hiphophof.org .
THE 2014 HIP HOP HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES:
The Mercedes Ladies
Busy Bee Starski
Spoonie G & The Treacherous 3
Wonder Mike & Master Gee of The Sugarhill Gang
Stay High 149
Charlie Ahearn and “Wild Style”
A Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to Hip Hop pioneer Ralph McDaniel who founded Video Music Box. Created in the mid-80s, Video Music Box is one of television’s first programs to mainly feature Hip Hop videos. McDaniel’s program provided a platform for unacknowledged hip-hop artists to reach viewers in mainstream America.
DJ EZ Rock
Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock were a hip hop duo from Harlem, New York who were best known for their hit, “It Takes Two.” The duo consisted of Rob Base (Robert Ginyard, born May 18, 1967) and DJ E-Z Rock (Rodney "Skip" Bryce, died April 27, 2014).
About The Hip Hop Hall of Fame
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame is a non-profit Chartered Museum & Educational Institution
whose mission is to preserve, exhibit, and educate the world on Hip Hop Music & Cultural History and its impact on Society. The facility in pre-development will include the Hall, Museum, Retail Gift Store, Sports Bar, Restaurant, Concert Lounge, Arcade, and TV Studios that will serve 1,000,000 visitors, fans, tourists, and students annually. It will create an estimated 300 jobs, internships, and host educational programs and over 200 live concerts & events for people of all ages.
The socio-economic impact is estimated over $350M annually from on-site and off-site programs, tourism, B2B local commerce, consumer spending, and city revenues. The HHHOF kids mascot "B-Boy Scratch" will educate and inspire over 20,000 NYC public school children per year on special field trips. The facility will open in 2016.
It was originally created and established in 1992 by James ‘J.T.’ Thompson who Executive Produced the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards TV Show in National Syndication and on the BET Cable Network in the early 1990s with co-producer Juanita ‘Dove’ Williams. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame is continuing to expand its partnerships with Hip Hop Legends & Icons, Music Artists, Sponsors, Record Labels, Executives, Community Leaders & Organizations, Educational Institutions, and Museum Associations around the Globe. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame will embark on Tours, Produce Educational Materials, and Special Events including the Hip Hop Legends & Icons Series in Cities across America.