BET Returns With the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards - Roxanne Shante to Host
You can't talk about old school Hip Hop without the mention of legendary emcee, Roxanne Shante, who has just been named the host of the BET Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards as it makes its return in November.
BET is known for their annual awards shows that always brings in high rating for the network like, the BET Awards, the HipHop Awards and the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards which ran during the '90s from Baruch/BET as a syndicated awards show in September of 1996.
Ebony Magazine reported the resurrection of the broadcast, by Dove Entertainment, will film in New York. The production is set to spotlight all relevant participants in the hip hop era such as, "the artists, graffiti writers, DJs and B-boys and girls." Who will make it in to the hip hop hall of fame? According to the magazine, inductees will be named during the unveiling conference which is soon to be announced.
What we do know is that the inductee class will be led by old school hip hop legends Afrika Bambaataa for Lifetime Achievement and Harry Belafonte's Hip Hop classic film BeatStreet, as reported by Ebony.
The return of this awards show will allow old school hip hop fans to reminisce and reflect on the state of hip hop as it stands now and it will resume at the perfect time -- Hip Hop history month. Indie Wire reported that the HHHOF Awards are seeking a national television broadcast partner, sponsors and other partners to ensure the production's success for years to come.
The site shared a quote from Chairman JT Thompson, the Creator and Executive Producer of the HHHOF Awards Show who stated, "We are very excited about this 2015 Inductee Class as it continues to fulfill our commitment to tell the whole story of Hip Hop Music & Culture from its inception, to its early stages, and transformation to Records, Radio, Fashion, Films, and Entrepreneurship that has become a Global business and socio-economic phenomenon."