James ‘JT’ Thompson originally created the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards show In 1992, which was one the first independently produced Hip Hop shows on the BET Cable Network and in Syndication in 1995. It was to serve as chief fundraising vehicle for Hip Hop Hall of Fame +Museum utilizing The Rock Hall template. The Entrepreneur, TV/Film Producer, US Army Veteran, Community Advocate, and Real Estate Developer MBA Candidate is a Brooklyn Born,Queens,Harlem, and Los Angeles raised Hip Hop Connoisseur.
As Founder of the Chartered Non-Profit Hip Hop Hall of Fame +Museum & Entertainment Complex, his team is set to unveil its Harlem Pop-Up Museum in 2016 and its Manhattan Hip Hop Museum Building Development site. The Facility will have a Hall of Fame, Museum, Retail Gift Store, Restaurant, Sports Bar, Arcade, TV Broadcast Studios & Concert Lounge producing over 100 Live Events & Concerts Annually seeing 500,000 Fans, Visitors, and Tourists from around the World annually generating a $350M socio-economic impact for NYC & Tri-State Area.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards TV Show returned to National Television in 2014 Inducting The Sugar Hill Gang, The Sequence, Treachorous3 and more, and is presently gearing up for Fall 2016 Show in NYC! The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Official Website http://hiphophalloffame.org (Beta), and in Social-Media http://facebook.com/hiphophalloffame , http://instagram.com/hiphophalloffametv, http://twitter.com/hiphophof. The HHHOF will re-launch with a Capital Campaign & Fan Membership where first 100k Paid VIP Members will be included in a Fan Wall of Fame Museum Exhibit! Website to have rare Footage, News, Magazine, TV Channel, Online Store & Official Merchandise.
I was humbled to attend the Veterans Entreprenuership Bootcamp (EBV) Program at The University of Connecticut Business School. The Graduate Entrepreneurship Training & Mentoring I received there has propelled my Executive skills in Business Management & Operations to new Multi-Media Levels.