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Rakim, Kool Moe Dee, Pete Rock & More To Be Inducted in DC's Hip-Hop Museum

By Kiani Belgrave

 On October 8, The Hip-Hop Museum of Washington, DC will host an induction ceremony for some of hip-hop’s most significant pioneers and icons.  

Rakim, Kool Moe Dee, Pete Rock, Nice & Smooth, and Kid Capri will be inducted into the DC’s Hip-Hop Museum. Virginia rapper Quan will commemorate the hip-hop legends with an induction speech during the ceremony. 

“At a time when honoring hip-hop has become en vogue, there is no other organization properly and professionally giving these American icons their flowers the way The Hip-Hop Museum does,” Quan says in a statement.

Comedian and hip-hop connoisseur Russel Peters will serve as the host for the ceremony. A special episode of the comedian’s podcast, Culturally Cancelled, will be recorded with the comedian and the acclaimed rap pioneers. 

“Even as a Canadian kid, hip-hop raised me,” the comedian said. “It’s the lens through which I’ve seen the world,” Peters explains. 

“Hip-hop is America’s largest cultural export and is now a multi-trillion dollar global industry that needs to be preserved and honored,” said Jeremey Beaver, founder of The Hip-Hop Museum. 

The Hip-Hop Museum of Washington DC’s art gallery will be open to the public on October 9. The museum is located inside Listen Vision Studios in DC. 

Congratulations to all of our culture’s icons being inducted into the hip-hop hall of fame.