Ice-T has proven his assist for making a retirement fund for ageing rappers after Swizz Beats introduced up the thought earlier this month.
Swizz recommended establishing a programme to assist rappers who wanted monetary help of their retirement, noting elder members of the hip-hop neighborhood is probably not as financially secure because the youthful generations.
Ice-T has now shared his ideas on the thought, saying he agrees with it. “I’ve always looked out for people like [Grandmaster] Caz and [Melle] Mel – those have been my friends,” he informed HipHopDX.
“I don’t have a problem with it. I don’t expect the young kids to be involved in it, but then you do have enough people like myself and Swizz and people who have been very successful, you know? There’s no retirement for rappers. There is nothing. A lot of them have fallen on hard times.”
Ice-T acknowledged that establishing a fund would require one thing extra refined than having one particular person hand out cash to people. “I think what they’d have to do is create a board of people – maybe like the Universal Hip Hop Museum – that would be able to handle the funds and get it out to people in need,” he recommended.
He continued: “The first era of rap is unrecorded rap. It’s earlier than data. So all of the hip hop that occurred within the streets, it was solely on cassette tapes. That’s the primary era. By the time people heard Melle Mel, [Grandmaster Flash &] the Furious Five, Sugarhill Gang, hip hop was already a tradition. So, how far do you return? I imply, Run-DMC was like the primary rap group to receives a commission.
“I think there should be some kind of an insurance plan something people can donate to. See, certain people from that era are OK. Like, I’m OK, Chuck D’s OK. Russell [Simmons] is OK. Jay-Z’s OK. Puff’s OK. LL’s OK. There’s a lot of people that are OK, but a lot of people aren’t. It’s worth investigating. I would be part of it. I definitely would donate.”
Meanwhile, Ice-T’s Body Count band – which options members of Hatebreed, Evanescence and Power Trip – launched their seventh studio album ‘Carnivore’. In a assessment, News Reader Web stated: “‘Carnivore’ is a depressing reminder of how little has changed and how far we still have to go […] They might not be the world’s most dangerous band anymore but as long as there’s social division and terrible politicians calling the shots, there’ll always be a place for Body Count.”