KRS, Rap Pioneers To Build Governing Body For Hip-Hop
A number of Hip-Hop pioneers will gather at S.O.B.’s in New York tomorrow (April 20th) to focus on a unified front in maintaining and continuing the integrity and preservation of the culture.
KRS-One’s Temple of Hip Hop in association with the Universal Zulu Nation will host an ongoing series of discussions regarding the cultural integrity of Hip-Hop.
"Pioneers will come to the April 20th meeting at S.O.B’s, to form a consensus and build a framework of a governing body," stated KRS-One, Founder of the Temple of Hip Hop.
Additionally, the discussions will lead to the creation of a Supreme Council, as well as a plan to compensate pioneers for their contribution to the genre.
"If you want to do any project that has to do with the culture of Hip Hop, it has to be run through the pioneers," said the Universal Nation’s DJ Yoda.
On Tuesday, April 6th, KRS-One appeared at the launch party for the National Museum of Hip Hop, a non-profit launched in 2005, to document theÂ of Hip-Hop culture to society throughout the world.
He revealed that a number of pioneering rappers, including Africa Bambaataa and Kool Herc, did not support the National Museum of Hip-Hop’s mission.
"I think it’s a great thing that the Pioneers are coming together for this most important positive cause. If it has to do with the preservation of the hip-hop culture, NMoH is behind it 100%," stated Craig Wilson, President of the National Museum of Hip-Hop, who will not attend the meeting.
Wilson will participate in future meetings at S.OB.’s, as will other pioneers.
A pioneers dinner will take place at 5:00 PM, with media opportunities to follow from 6:00pm-7:00 PM. The open discussion starts at 7:00 at S.O.B.s.