KRS-One is continuing to speak out against the proposed erection of the National Museum of Hip-Hop.
As previously reported The Teacha was supposed to host the launch ceremony for the museum but instead spoke out saying that he and several other Hip-Hop pioneers did not and would not support the institution.
Now he’s speaking out again and says that the pioneers featured in the upcoming building should receive some kind of compensation.
He tells the Wall Street Journal,
“They deserve to get paid. This wouldn’t be a gift, more like a honorarium for scholars.”
In addition to KRS-One, Chuck D of Public Enemy has made it clear that he’s no fan of the museum.
The WSJ reports that he was expected to co-host the museum’s April Gala at New York’s Pink Elephant nightclub but left early saying,
“This is like the O.K. Corral.”
The rappers and their supporters have since formed the Universal Federation for Preservation of Hip-Hop, what the Wall Street Journal describes as a sort of “union to generate revenue for the pioneers. “
Federation members would license their memorabilia to be used at museums or in movies for a fee.