Posted: 7:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
By Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
Zulu Nation founder and fellow Hip Hop forefather Afrika Bambaataa says he has spoken to Kool Herc to clear up the situation.Bambaataa also issued his own statement to AllHipHop.com about the matter.
Read Afrika Bambaataa's full statement below.
To anybody who thought they were causing friction, it’s not happening. Kool Herc is my brother. To the Hip-Hop communities worldwide, let’s focus on the positive things concerning Hip-Hop. We still need music programs for kids in our schools, after school program incentives, morning programs for our elders, healthcare for Hip-Hoppers and communities of disconnected people worldwide. We still don’t have our Hip-Hop museum. Let’s work to stop the many injustices in our communities. And our churches, masjids and temples need to open their doors back up to the communities and stop being scared of their communities. More of our rappers, entertainers and stars need to stand against injustice that hurts all people wherever they are on the planet. What’s more important is a Million Man/Woman March against the killings by our own in our own communities, and working to end the racist prison system designed to incarcerate Black and Latino men and women at a higher rate and for longer terms. These are the issues that must be addressed, and that are more important than worrying about causing a "beef" between my brother Kool Herc and I. And I have been calling for a Hip-Hop Union for years. Let’s do that. Remember what Zulu stands for: "Peace, Unity, Love and Havin’ Fun."