In a world where the luxurious side of hip hop often takes the spotlight, it's important to remember the pioneers who paved the way for this genre. Nas, a legendary rapper himself, recognizes the financial disparities faced by these trailblazers and is taking action to support them.
Nasir "Nas" Jones, who was born in the same year as hip hop itself, has witnessed the evolution of the genre and the legends who established it and now through his foundation, The Paid in Full Foundation, Nas and his partners are providing financial support to these original artists who have not received the recognition they deserve.
The foundation's mission, as stated on its website, is to honor the people who built hip hop and enable them to pursue their creative and intellectual pursuits for the benefit of society. It aims to rectify the lack of recognition and support these artists have faced throughout their careers.
When celebrating the hip hop's 50th anniversary don’t just focus on the glitz and glamour of the genre, it's crucial to shed light on the financial struggles faced by these pioneers. Nas understands the importance of giving back to those who have paved the way for him and countless others in the industry.
By providing financial support and recognition, Nas and his foundation are ensuring that the pioneers of hip hop can continue to contribute to arts and culture, benefiting society as a whole. It's a noble cause that highlights the true essence of hip hop - the spirit of community, creativity, and giving back.
As we celebrate the legacy of hip hop, let's also remember to support the individuals who made it all possible. Thanks to Nas and The Paid in Full Foundation, the forefathers of hip hop can finally receive the recognition and support they deserve.
You can check out the website to the foundation by clicking the link below