A Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Museum is heading to New York City to display memorabilia from acts including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Run-Dmc and Ice Cube.

The long-running project is finally coming to fruition following years of planning after organisers secured premises in Midtown Manhattan and Harlem.

The double-site museum will feature reams of items from hip-hop artists across the years, and is scheduled for opening in April (15). The site close to Times Square will also feature tours and an interactive exhibit.

Organiser JT Thompson tells the New York Daily News, "This will be the home of hip-hop history. People need to understand the importance of hip-hop, the elements, the Djs, the B-boys and B-girls and the graffiti writers."

Around $50 million (£29.4 million) has been raised for the project and organisers are hoping to generate the final $500,000 (£294,118) via crowdfunding.