Sunday, February 24, 2008

"A little note to Jay-Z"

Dear Mr. Carter. I'm sure by now you are well aware of the situation going on in The Bronx at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue.

If you are not, let me give you some highlights....

It is known as the birthplace of Hip-Hop. This is where DJ Kool Herc started the genre back in 1973 that you have built an empire on.

The tenants, along with help from some local politicians and Kool Herc himself have been trying to raise enough money to purchase the building before it is bought by real estate gazillionaire Mark Karasick. So far they have $11 million. They need $3 million more, and time is running out.

See, this is where YOU come in Sean. Cut a check. Make some calls. Gather the money together and save this historic site. Since you've been "overcharging labels for what they did to Cold Crush" an all, I figured now would be a good time to share some of that profit.

Now, I have no clue if you have already donated to this cause or not - perhaps you did anonymously. If so, thank you. If not, step up and make this happen.

Your pal,

*This message is also going out to all other high profile Hip-Hop artists who have made millions of the genre and (from the outside) seem to give little-to nothing back, and don't seem to care about it's origin.

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