The 2014 Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum Induction Awards Show to be Televised by Soul of the South TV Network

Little Rock, AR – Hip hop music will return to the national broadcast primetime schedule for the first time in more than a decade when SSN TV airs 2014 Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Induction Ceremony and Concert on November 13, 2014, 8PM-10PM. Hosted by hip hop icon Roxanne Shanté, and featuring turntablist DJ Mell Starr, the special will be the first hip hop award show on broadcast television since UPN dropped the Source Awards in 2001. Taped earlier at Stage 48 in midtown Manhattan, the show features performances by Talib Kweli, Brand Nubian, Biz Markie, Rob Base, MC Busy Bee, and Sugar Hill Gang alums Wonder Mike and Master Gee among others. The awards program will receive a second airing November 19, 8PM-10PM.

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame broadcast will pay tribute to the 2014 Inductee class. The honorees include, performers Sugar Hill Gang, Spoonie G & The Treacherous Three, Sequence, The Mercedes Ladies, Busy Bee; DJ Hollywood; graffiti artists Cornbread & Stay High 149; dancers The Twins; radio DJ Mr. Magic; documentary filmmaker Charles Ahearn, director/producer Wild Style; media pioneer Ralph McDaniel, photographer Ernie Paniccioli, and a memorial tribute to DJ EZ Rock.

“We are proud to bring a hip hop awards show back to a national broadcast audience after so long an absence. Hip hop is a global phenomena that has not only influenced all of our major art form, but has changed the way we speak, dress, think and interact with each other” said Doug McHenry, CEO, SSN TV. McHenry is the producer of more than twenty films, including New Jack City and Krush Groove, the 1985 cult film that tells the story of the birth of Def Jam Recordings.

Reaching 40 million over the air households and 7 million cable households, SSN TV is the number one source for African American News, Information, Culture and Entertainment.

“SSN has embraced the Hall of Fame, our mission, and the aspirations of the hip hop community. As a distinguished filmmaker and one of the original contributors to hip hop, Doug understands that mastery of any element of hip hop culture has the unique capacity to enlighten and empower our young people. The artists, deejays, dancers, graffiti artists, filmmakers, and photographer that we honor this year, tirelessly perfected their crafts and have changed global cultural forever,” added James Thompson, Chairman, Hip Hop Hall of Fame.

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame (HHHOF) was founded in 1992 to recognize the positive social impact hip hop has had on culture and society, and to create awareness of it not only an art form, but a learning tool, instructional resource and global business market. A fully chartered nonprofit museum and educational institution, HHHOF mission is to introduce young people to the professions and businesses related to the hip hop industry, and to inspire them with the achievements of hip hop culture at the highest level of quality.

Earlier this year, the HHHOF announced it had secured a location adjacent to New York City’s Times Square for the construction of its Museum and Entertainment Complex. Scheduled to open in late 2016, the museum collection will include film, video, art, photography, memorabilia, as well as, high tech interactive exhibits. The museum is expected to serve more than one million visitors annually, as well as host over 200 live events and educational programs.

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