by Duke

From Look to the Stars:

The National Museum of Hip-Hop (NMoH) will host an exclusive celebrity fundraiser to benefit the development of the “first ever” true Hip-Hop Museum. This Red Carpet affair will take place on Feb 9, 2010 at the M2 Ultra Lounge, 530 West 28th Street, NYC.

Hosted by Chuck D and KRS One, this exclusive star-studded gala will raise funds and awareness for the construction and community initiatives of the museum. Guests will have a preview of some of the museum’s building plans and programs.

The guest list reads like a timeline of the hip hop continuum – from the Furious Five & Marley Marl to Akon and the Roots.

Sorry fans; it’s a by-invitation-only affair. I don’t get to go either. :(

“The timing is perfect for the development of a museum that will preserve the great culture of hip-hop; a museum that will serve as not only a beacon for hip-hop’s achievements but also as a hub for community upliftment,” according to the museum’s president, Craig Wilson.

The plans include a Hall of Fame, catering services and a restaurant. Profits from visitors are expected to generate millions in economic activity and create great job opportunities throughout New York City.

Thanks to Ty Cohen for sharing.

Read more at Hip Hop Stars to Come Together for New Museum

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