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Video - Kurtis Blow: Prince Donated $90k for Martin Luther King Tribute Video

Check out this video produced by VladTV entitled, "Kurtis Blow: Prince Donated $90k for Martin Luther King Tribute Video":

https://m.youtube.com/wat...9xIsaO-nRQ

"Prince's generosity was felt by a lot of artists before his untimely passing earlier this year, and pioneer rap legend Kurtis Blow spoke to VladTV about the late singer's generous gift to him.

Kurtis explained that he was asked by Martin Luther King Jr.'s son to write a song about his father, which he later titled "King Holiday," and it featured a host of up and coming artists like Whitney Houston, Run DMC, and more. While the song was a "We Are The World" for a younger generation, Kurtis revealed that he didn't have the money to do the video, and Prince stepped in to help. The Harlem rapper told VladTV that Prince gave him $90,000 to do the video, and Kurtis pointed out that he wasn't even on the song.

During the conversation Kurtis spoke about fighting to own some of his catalogs, and he also sends a warning to young artists about the importance of owning all of their publishing and music. Check out more of what he had to say in the above clip"
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Reply #1 posted 12/18/16 5:44am

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Previously discussed here:

http://prince.org/msg/7/429552

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langebleu said:

Previously discussed here:

http://prince.org/msg/7/429552


Sorry about that. Please lock it. Thanks.
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Reply #3 posted 12/18/16 6:41am

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Latin said:

langebleu said:

Previously discussed here:

http://prince.org/msg/7/429552

Sorry about that. Please lock it. Thanks.


Don't worry - I'm leaving it open for any discussion - I was simply pointing back to a previous (now closed) thread where it had been discussed before, so those comments could also be looked at.

If we have a duplicate live thread, the more recent thread will be closed. But we still revisit topics that have previously been discussed.

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Reply #4 posted 12/18/16 12:40pm

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langebleu said:



Latin said:


langebleu said:

Previously discussed here:

http://prince.org/msg/7/429552



Sorry about that. Please lock it. Thanks.


Don't worry - I'm leaving it open for any discussion - I was simply pointing back to a previous (now closed) thread where it had been discussed before, so those comments could also be looked at.

If we have a duplicate live thread, the more recent thread will be closed. But we still revisit topics that have previously been discussed.


Thanks!
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