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The National Museum of Hip Hop are going through problems with those who started Hip Hop.  Even though the owner wants to honor Hip Hop, some say that the museum is “illegitimate,” according to the Wall Street Journal

 A lot of Hip Hop’s pioneers  are involved within the museum as instructors, but they also want to get paid for their personal accounts and more these artists also want to get paid for there services.While the museum has not been opened yet , some of hip hop’s greats won’t support it, due to these differences .

 During the month of April  , a gala was held at Manhattan’s Pink Elephant club. Some of Hip Hop’s greats said they will not be invited while  Craig Wilson, a Bronx native who is leading the museum’s efforts, said he invited them, but ask for too much in so little time. In the end, many boycotted the Pink Elephant event, an act that has put a strain on the relationship between pioneers and the museum . 

KRS-One shed some light on this .

“They deserve to get paid. This wouldn’t be a gift. More like an honorarium for scholars…This dude (Wilson) is arguing with the gods!”

Wilson says that it shouldn’t be about money.

“We’re doing this for the culture. Period. Not for one specific group, or the pioneers. It’s up to them whether they want to be down with it or not.”

Late in April, about 40 rappers and veterans met at S.O.B.’s in New York. Now, they have formed The Universal Federation for Preservation of Hip Hop Culture to generate funds for pioneers. The Federation also plans on licensing collective memorabilia more to museums to make money.

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