Afrika Bambaataa

*The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards has announced its class of 2012 inductees, which includes legendary DJ’s, artists, groups, producers, dance crews, graffiti artists and films that define hip hop music and cultural history predating 1985.

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The class of 2012 includes Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Sugar Hill Gang, Mercedes Ladies, Chief Rocker BusyBee, Funky 4+1, Kurtis Blow, The Sequence, Treacherous Three, Fearless Four and Whodini.

The films “Wild Style” and “Graffiti: Style Wars Documentary” were also chosen, as were dance crews The Nig*a Twins and RockSteady Crew; and DJs DJ Hollywood, Lovebug Starski, DJ AJ, Mr. Magic and Grandwizard Theodore.

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Induction Ceremony and Concert will take place in November in NYC. It will feature a week of special events and community outreach activities, including unveiling the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum, proposed Exhibits & Attractions, Historical Tours, the All-Star Concert Series, a Hip Hop History Panel discussion on C-SPAN, VIP Mixer, Red Carpet Event, and Pre Event and Post Event Party celebrations.