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Which celebrities should give back to hip-hop?

Submitted by on January 21, 2008 – 4:57 pm8 Comments
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Kool Herc

Hip-hop’s acknowledged founder, DJ Kool Herc, is involved in a struggle that really shouldn’t even exist.

Herc is calling on rap fans across the world to help him save the music’s birthplace, 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, New York.

According to Allhiphop.com, the location is currently on the auction block as it stands to lose its affordable housing program when its owners, BSR Management, sell the project to a private investment group.

Considering they owe the beginning of their careers to hip-hop, do you think rap moguls like Jay-Z, Diddy and Russell Simmons should have already given Herc the money to keep the historic spot in the hands of the people?

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8 Comments »

  • Thrillogy says:

    Yeah they should of have preserved the block and give Kool Herc the money to keep the historic spot in the hand of the people. Diddy, Jay-z, and Russel Simmons should give Herc the money to preserve in the history of Hip hops roots.

  • Thrillogy says:

    Russel Simmons should defentley give back to hip hop. Russel Simmons was one of the greatest producers of def jam and has one of the founding father of Hip Hop.

  • James says:

    Yeah those motherf**ers are rich
    I’m sure it doesn’t cost a whole lot
    Did they say no or something? Has someone asked them to?
    If so they are a##holes

  • good dude says:

    Who are we to tell them to give up their money. If they know about the situation and they feel the need to do so, then they should. Besides how can we suggest 3 rappers to handle the situation. Why can’t other artist take part in the giving. What about record execs, a&r’s, producers, label owners, and fans. Were all a part of hip hop and and we should help the cause IF we feel the need.

  • Jon P says:

    None of them, it’s their money did you make it? Let the rappers go and buy as many spinning rims as they want.

  • Dominguez says:

    anybody who raps uder the genre (hip-hop) should give, but i’m guessing that many fake artists like Soulja boy and ect. will say they rap under pop or some crap like that and we can see who cares about the music and who cares about the business

  • PHLISA says:

    yes i think they should and also they need to get back to real hip hop i meant that soulja boy and stuff thats alright to dance to but there ain’t no meaning to that

  • James says:

    Soulja Boy isn’t even good to dance to. All that synthesized overlapped sh*t….

    if you like soulja boy then you are either a teenage girl or a retard. or both.

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