Through the Creative County Experience, we will be supporting this project by supporting marketing, distribution, consultancy, an honorarium, and production support. Please visit their website to learn more about (and support) this impressive project.
The city of Lynn has become a hub of art and culture; the wonderful murals and art being displayed around the city undoubtedly add to the beauty of Lynn, but we also must not ignore that with it comes the gentrification of this community, and with that, the culture that makes this community special is at risk of disappearing. The Lynn Hip Hop Wall of Fame mural serves to preserve the rich hip hop culture in Lynn, and recognize those who have contributed to the culture by honoring their efforts through a community-driven voting and induction process.
25 inductees will be voted on by the Lynn hip-hop community for the first induction ceremony tentatively scheduled for Spring 2022 with 5 honorees for a total of 30 inductees in the first year. Every year thereafter 5 new inductees will be added to the Wall of Fame. The mural includes the top 10 rappers in Lynn, Top 5 Producers, Top 5 people that have uplifted the hip hop community, and a battle rap tournament with the winner enshrined on the mural. Lynn hip-hop fans will vote in a survey to decide who deserves the go on the wall. The voting is meant to spark conversations within the community about artists that represent Lynn hip hop. The goal is that these conversations will lead to more people recognizing the talent in their community by engaging each other in debate. Every year after the initial induction, more inductees will be added so that the culture continues to move forward. The Lynn Hip Hop Wall of Fame Mural will be Lynn’s version of an annual hip-hop awards ceremony.