National Hip-Hop Museum’s Historic Induction Event Set for Apr. 4 in DC

WASHINGTON, DC (Mar. 11, 2024) – The National Hip-Hop Museum (NHHM) will celebrate eight legends of Hip-Hop and receive a very special honor at its Grand Induction Ceremony taking place Apr. 4, from 5 to 10 p.m., at the Recording Industry Association of America headquarters in the national’s capital.

Kurtis Blow, The Fat Boys, Roxanne Shante, The Fat Boys, DJ Hurricane, The B-Boys, Queen Lisa Lee and MC Sha Rock will be inducted into the Museum’s Hall of Fame – participating in a live podcast panel with Master Gee (hip-hop pioneer and NHHM executive director) and Jay Quan (noted lecturer, narrator, writer and NHHM historian) and getting bestowed by Quan and Grandmaster Caz (rapper, songwriter, DJ and NHHM board chair) with a custom trophy, custom NHHM jackets and fat lace hats by (Neil Taylor, NHHM fashion director), commemorative cassette necklace and more cool swag.

The Museum will display many of its rare, one-of-a-kind and priceless RIAA Gold, Platinum & Diamond albums from the biggest names in Hip-Hop at the ceremony and will add Hip-Hop’s only official document to its permanent collection. KRS-ONE and Temple of Hip-Hop will present The Hip-Hop Declaration of Peace, which it recognizes hip-hop as an international culture of peace and prosperity and was presented to the United Nations on May 16, 2001. It details 18 guiding principles of hip-hop and has been signed by UNESCO and over 300 Hip-Hop activists, pioneers and UN delegates.

“The fact that Hip-Hop’s ‘Teacha,’ KRS-One, has entrusted The National Hip-Hop Museum with the cultures only sacred document moves me beyond words, and we cherish the opportunity to protect and archive this living-document always and forever,” said NHHM Founder and Collector Jeremy Beaver.

KRS-One RIAA plaque:

Adding to the excitement…DJ DVIOUS (DJ, producer and NHHM lead fabricator) will create a custom cake to resemble an RIAA Platinum plaque live at the event, Kevin “Scene” Lewis (NHHM’s resident artist) will do live hip-hop painting, DJ RBI (NHHM music director) will lead a Hip-Hop Mix & Mingle, and KRS-ONE will perform a medley set.

The event schedule is as follows:

5:00 – Doors open, cake fabrication, hip-hop painting and Hip-Hop Mix & Mingle begin

6:00 – Inductee Podcast Panel with The Inductees Hosted by Grandmaster Caz & Jay Quan

7:30 – KRS-ONE presents The Hip-Hop Declaration of Peace to Master Gee and NHHM Staff

8:00 – Grand Induction Ceremony

9:00 – KRS-ONE Performance

VIP admission – which includes with Commemorative 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Poster by Kevin “Scene” Lewis, 40th Anniversary of Wild Style Holographic sticker, NHHM Tote bag, NHHM T-Shirt & The “Hip-Hop Declaration of Peace” Limited Edition by The Temple of Hip-Hop –  is $115/person. General admission is $65/person. For more details about the event or to purchase tickets, please email

About The Museum

Launched in 2019, the National Hip-Hop Museum of Washington DC is the world’s first hip-hop museum. As the leading organization in hip-hop preservation, history and education, this 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization comprises The House of Hip-Hop, The Hip-Hop Shop, The Hip-Hop Cafe and The Hip-Hop Museum Pop-Up Experience. Executive director is Master Gee, a multi-platinum recording artist, founder and the voice of the legendary hip-hop group, The Sugarhill Gang.

The centerpiece of the NHHM is a collection of over 5,000 exclusive and authentic pieces of memorabilia, artifacts, posters, sneakers and other rare and historic items representing all aspects of the culture. Drawing on hip-hop’s longstanding tradition of empowerment and social awareness, the NHHM includes a series of community-oriented seminars and workshops focusing on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, health and wellness and social justice. The museum is located at 2622 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. For more information, visit