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Bow Wow says the culture of hip-hop needs to establish a board or union

Written by on January 16, 2023

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Bow Wow thinks a union is the answer to protecting the culture of hip-hop. In a tweet shared Saturday, he suggested that those in hip-hop take a page from the NBA Players Association.

“Hip hop needs a board!” he wrote. “No different than the NBA [with] the players association. A committee that can set rules, keep things in control, and protect this thing we call hip hop!”

The rapper then added an idea that would ensure veteran emcees are set up financially post-retirement. “Have a retirement plan for the OG rappers,” Bow Wow tweeted. “I hate seeing my heroes liquored out, no money, just washed.”

Bow Wow isn’t the first to suggest hip-hop unionize. Just last year, Chuck DKurtis Blow and KRS-One formed the Hip Hop Alliance — a “strategic partnership that represents the needs and concerns of the hip hop and R&B workforce through advocacy, information, and service,” per the site.


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