HARLEM, Manhattan – The Hip Hop Hall of Fame and Museum is set to open in just weeks with a goal to remember and inspire.
It was actually founded in 2006, but will now have a building on 125th Street in Harlem.
The museum will have exhibits on how artists such as Run-DMC, Slick Rick, Fat Joe, Missy Elliott and Kurtis Blow launched their careers from the streets to stardom.
It's not just old school, it's an ongoing salute to hip-hop artists of today.
Something music writers say is a sound that continues to affect every piece of music we listen to today.
"Hip hop is a sound that's felt by everyone, no matter your race - the music relates to everyone," says Alex Gale of Billboard Magazine.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame will also have a strong educational base and programs for youth teaching creativity as an option to succeed in life.