The Hip Hop Alliance, billed as the first-ever union in cultures history, has gathered rappers Chuck D, Kurtis Blow, and others.
The Hip Hop Alliance is a non-profit organization founded by Chuck D., Kurtis Blow, and Doug E. Fresh. It's a non-profit organization whose objective is to fight for equal pay, fair royalties, and strong health and retirement benefits for hip hop and R&B artists.
Doug E. Fresh is the union's vice chairman, while KRS-One is the chairman. Other rap legends on the unions' advisory board include Slick Rick, Willie D, DJ Scratch, DJ Hollywood, DJ Cassidy, GrandWizzard Theodore, and Alonzo Williams.
KRS-One posted a visual on his Instagram on Wednesday (July 27) introducing The Hip Hop Alliance to the general public and revealing its mission in the form of a freestyle.
In the posts caption, the Blastmaster lauded those who work behind the scenes to make Hip Hop Happen. What are the industry standards for us in terms of retirement, healthcare, and fare commission standards? Who speaks for us, among other roles and responsibilities that make hip hop happen? There is no reason why we cannot protect ourselves and our future!
KRS kicks rhymes about The Hip Hop Alliances pursuit of workers rights, labor rights, and royalties, as well as the need for the culture to unite as one to fight the heartless music industry.
Watch the video below. The Hip Hop Alliance has opened its doors to anyone at no charge, and is currently accepting donations.