Afrika Bambaataa Says Hip Hop Artists Need To Join Together In A Federation (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) Teachers have unions. Police officers have unions. Professional athletes have unions. But music artists – rappers in particular – do not have a united representation to protect their rights. Hip Hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa believes it is time for that to change.

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The creator of the classic 1982 single “Planet Rock” spoke with VladTV about the future of Hip Hop. Bambaataa made it a point to talk about the culture uniting for the better of the community.

“I’d like to see Hip Hop on this planet get more organized into politics, so it won’t be no ‘poli-tricks.’ And to have health insurance,” said Bam. “And to think about keeping the culture alive, and forming a federation of Hip Hop artists that will stand for each other when the injustice happens in Hip Hop music or any music on our planet.”

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Watch Afrika Bambaataa’s interview below.


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