Hip Hop Hall of Fame Finds NYC Home

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TUPAC VS. THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.: B.I.G. and 'Pac were once on the same side, but after Tupac accused Biggie of facilitating his 1994 robbery and shooting in the lobby of a New York recording studio, disses were lobbed on and off tracks, and an East Coast-West Coast rivalry was formed. Tragically, the feud ended with the rappers' murders, as Tupac was slain in September 1996 and the Notorious B.I.G. killed in a drive-by shooting in March 1997. THE WINNER: No one. With two amazing musical talents murdered before the age of 26, neither East Coast nor West Coast could point proudly to the outcome of the feud.

Organizers say the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum has found a home in midtown Manhattan.

The Wall Street Journal says the plans also include a restaurant, arcade, concert lounge, television studios, marquee, community and corporate rooms, and a gift shop.

The company's business development manager, Bobby Fisher, says the address won't be released until July because the deal is still being wrapped up.

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards television show was broadcast by the cable network BET in the 1990s. The awards were no longer televised after high-profile murders of hip-hop stars. The Hall of Fame last inducted honorees in 1997.

The awards show will return to television in November, broadcast from the Apollo Theater.

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