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Swizz Beatz Thinks Today's Rappers Should Pay 'Taxes' to Hip-Hop's Founders
EastHoustonKingfiam
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Written Gavin Evans
In Swizz Beatz's opinion, the rap stars of today should be paying "taxes" to hip-hop's founders. Consider them membership dues. He said as much during a conversation with Joe Budden when the two were talking on Beatz's Zone Radio on Instagram Live, as reported by Page Six. "I want to raise a million dollars for each icon that started hip-hop...[DJ] Kool Herc on down. The fact we're not paying taxes on who started hip hop shows we don't fucking really love hip-hop. The fact we don't pay taxes as artists to those icons that paved the way took the lower cut for the music that allowed us to feed out families," Swizz said at around the 9:55 mark in the below video. "We need to be paying taxes to the creatives of hip-hop that gave us freedom of speech to go forward." Swizz continued, "Melle Mel, Grandmaster Flash and Sugarhill Gang, minium a million a piece." Swizz made the comments after saying he wanted to do a battle between Rakim and Big Daddy Kane. Elsewhere during the chat, Swizz said that a Verzuz battle between his wife Alicia Keys and John Legend, in which they will both play the piano, is also in the works.
EastHoustonKingfiam

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