Rapping Philanthropists: Emcees Help World’s Poor
by Letters 4 the Damned
CLEVELAND — It all began at a back-to-school party, when DJ Kool Herc spun extended drum breaks with his turntables. Not long after that, people began rapping over these breaks, and the $10 billion per year industry known as hip-hop was born. Hip-hop since then has largely been known for being synonymous with struggle. Much of its content represent the voice of the underdog and many of its biggest stars are considered the underdogs. Whether the reason is empathy or kindness, hip-hop is no stranger to philanthropy. Below are three emcees that have given back to the world’s poor.