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Swizz Beatz Clarifies Taxing New Rappers For Hip Hop Fund

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Swizz Beatz spoke with LL Cool J on Instagram on Thursday to clarify what he believed to be a misunderstanding in regards to what he said about giving back to the pioneers of hip-hop. Swizz wanted to establish that he is the one who wants to start a “pioneer fund” for the founders of the genre in order for them to cover expenses, such as medical care.

Swizz says he didn’t intend for his remarks to come across as pressuring the younger generation to contribute money for the older rappers in the game. He’s leaving this initiative in the hands of those that want to participate. See his clarification in full below.