Kurtis Blow | Prince Donated $90k for Martin Luther King Tribute Video
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.