Bow Wow desires hip hop to unionise.
The 35-year-old rapper has referred to as on his fellow musicians to return along with a “committee” much like the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation (NBA) and its commerce union the Gamers Affiliation.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “Hip hop wants a board! No completely different than the NBA w/ the gamers affiliation. A committee. That may set guidelines and maintain issues in management and shield this factor we name hip hop!”
He additionally urged the potential physique might even assist with retirement plans for older stars to assist them transition to the following stage of their lives.
He added: “And have a retirement plan for the og rappers. I hate seeing my heros liquor’d out no cash simply washed. (sic)”
The concept acquired some assist from long-running hip hop pageant Rock The Bells.
The organisers responded on Twitter: “Our hip-hop heroes deserve higher; that’s why we began Rock The Bells.
“Virtually 5 years later and we’re nonetheless driving for our heroes by gettin’ them paid for experiences like Rock The Bells Cruise and Rock The Bells Competition, licensed merch offers model partnerships whereas keepin’ their legacies on blast by way of dope content material and alternatives.
“Their legacy is our legacy; with out them there isn’t any us. There isn’t any Hip-Hop.”
Bow Wow is not the primary rapper to name for such a physique, with the Hip-Hop Alliance union being launched final yr by Public Enemy frontman Chuck D, Kurtis Blow, and KRS-One.
In a put up asserting the organisation, KRS-One wrote: “Managers, Artists, Brokers, Engineers and Producers, what’s the retirement plan, healthcare plan, and fare fee requirements for us?
“What’s a fare wage for what we do inside ‘hip-hop’ as an business? Who speaks for us? What brings dignity and respect to the work that we do?
“Reply: The Hip Hop Alliance! With the data, the ability, and the facility of our collective voice, there isn’t any cause why we can’t shield ourselves and our future!”
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