[Beats] Rap Pioneers To Announce Foundation For The Preservation Of Hip-Hop Culture

Hip-Hop pioneers Afrika Bambaataa, GrandMaster Caz, Kurtis Blow and others will announce the establishment of the Universal Federation for the Preservation of Hip-Hop Culture, a nonprofit organization invested in safeguarding Hip-Hop’s evolutionary history.

According to the Federation’s Vice President Kenny “Yoda” Syder, also a member of the legendary Crash Crew, artists have consistently toured the world recording Hip-Hop’s history in the process.

“The global community lacks a formal place of study for Hip-Hop culture,” said Syder. “This is an excellent opportunity to collectively create a curriculum of study based upon the contributions from the original founders to present-day and future artists.”

The Federation, founded in 2003, plans to create a national center to store the various artifacts, musical compositions and artist biographical information amassed over the years, to preserve as official recognition of Hip-Hop’s international existence and influential force.

Through educational programs involving music and the fine arts, and courses in Hip-Hop’s expressive arts of DJ-ing, MC-ing, break dancing, graffiti and musical engineering, the Federation also hopes to extend Hip-Hop’s scope into the realm of universities, secondary schools and other nonprofit agencies. ”

Entertainers, educators, industry executives and community leaders including KRS-One, Queen Latifah, Sean “P Diddy” Combs, Ice-T, Mos Def, Will Smith, Wesley Snipes and Denzel Washington, have been invited to join the Federation”

A press conference will be held tomorrow (November 10) at 11:00 am at the Office of the Lawye’s for the Arts in New York City.

Credit: allhiphop.com