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Don King Says He Is The Godfather Of Hip Hop?

don king 385 Don King Says He Is The Godfather Of Hip Hop?

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Don King is known world wide for his ability to promote boxing matches and turning them into the biggest events in sports. I believe he single handedly made the sport into a world wide phenomenon! But does he have the credentials to claim to be the godfather of hip hop?

According to my sources:

The “Godfather of Hip-Hop” is boxing promoter DON KING . . . or at least he is according to Don King.

Don claims that it was his influence over musicians like [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]JAMES BROWN [/lastfm]that set the wheels in motion for the eventual creation of hip-hop music.

King tells “Seen” magazine, quote, “James Brown was the ‘Godfather of Soul’ . . . Don King was the ‘Godfather of Hip-Hop’. We changed the game. The game used to be cup and hold, and hold tight and don’t let go!

“So the thing here that you have to understand is we are like when Shakespeare and them were going round and playing on a ukulele or little banjo and they would tell the state of the union. All the rappers would tell the story of the community and the story of the ghetto, the stories and of the high profiling.”

“I took them across the world to a continent they held from their ancestry ethnically. From [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]BB KING[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]James Brown[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]SISTER SLEDGE[/lastfm], all of the songwriters and producers. I took them there to Africa and then again I took them to the ‘Thrilla in Manila’.”

Do you agree with what Don King is saying here? I created a poll so you can give your opinion along with others and see what people are thinking.

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