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Ministry - Archive - School - Society

In 1994 we realized that Hip Hop was far more than a music genre, that it was a collective urban consciousness that produced not only the expression of rapping, but also breakin, deejayin, graffiti writing, and beat boxin.

These core four elements of Hip Hop blossomed across the globe, creating an international Hip Hop culture of peace, love, unity, and safely having fun. 


Our mission at the Temple of Hip Hop is to preserve, uplift, and expand Hip Hop’s culture and consciousness. We recognize that the only way to truly preserve a culture is to preserve the people and spirit of the culture. That’s why we preserve Hip Hop by preserving the Hiphoppa themselves (the one participating in Hip Hop).

The Temple of Hip Hop does preservation work through four avenues: our ministry, our archive, our school, and our society (M.A.S.S.)


As a ministry, we promote the divinity of Hip Hop and its culture. We seek to relieve human suffering through an awareness of useful spiritual knowledge. We are a self-realization ministry. We believe that God speaks through one’s true purpose in life.

lecture KRS


As an archive, we seek to collect, document and promote Hip Hop’s spiritual and material experiences in the world. Our aim is to continue developing our traveling Hip Hop exhibits and official Hip Hop museum/archive for the remembrance and study of Hip Hop’s history, art and culture. We intend to edutain the public as to Hip Hop’s spiritual first causes and material effects beyond music entertainment.



As a school, we seek to teach Hiphop, Hip Hop, and hip-hop to all interested apprentices/students. We believe that a good education does not prepare you for the job market exclusively. We believe that a good education helps you to realize and perfect your true life purpose. Such an education helps you to become a better you.



As a Hiphop society, we seek to preserve Hip Hop’s original causes. Whether it is with skill, influence, knowledge, art and/or money, as a society our existence and activity ensure Hip Hop’s proper documentation in world history. Temple members silently help one another through the challenges of life. Without advertising the fact that we are temple members, our aim is to silently relieve human suffering whenever and wherever possible. Temple members are those hiphoppas who share a basic thirst for truth and an unshakable love for Hip Hop.


If you resonate with these goals and are interested in becoming an active member of the temple of Hip Hop, head over to our “membership” page for details!

The Temple of Hip Hop was founded in 1996 by the Teacha “KRS-ONE”.

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