It's seems obvious that NYC, the birthplace of hip-hop, should have a permanent space dedicated to preserving and celebrating the genre's history. And there's been talk for a while of a museum opening in the Bronx or midtown, with the Kingsbridge Armory and 1520 Sedgwick Avenue as proposed sites. Those dreams might be getting closer to coming to fruition, as DNA Info reports that Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Museum plans to open a permanent museum later this year in Harlem. Phase one of the project, set for March, consists of offices and classrooms, which will host educational programs on topics like fashion and museum production. The museum itself, coming later this year, will feature "a restaurant, sports bar, concert lounge, TV studios and a retail shop." If it all happens according to plan, let's just say, it's about time.