The 16 Bars 4 Hip Hop is a unique compilation of Hip Hop icons and emerging stars from near and far, who have joined together in one of the most exciting recording projects to benefit the development of museum for Hip Hop.Each artist on the 26 song recording have each donated an original song to support the Hip Hop’s most important undertaking, which is to build a 21st century museum devoted to the five elements of Hip Hop culture. In October, New York’s city council approved the Bronx Point development plan, which includes a permanent home for the Universal Hip Hop Museum.
Executive Producers Kurtis Blow & Rocky Bucano have brought together fresh new lyricists, singers, producers and writers whose creative diversity appeals to every generation of Hip Hop.The 16 Bars 4 Hip Hop cover, flaunts a funky illustration designed by Eric Orr featuring the Max Robot caricature - Hip Hop’s first comic book character. The artists featured on the 26 song recording hail from The Bronx, Charlotte NC, Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Toronto and countries such as Australia, Cuba, England, Lesotho, South Africa and South Korea. Platinum selling artist Chip Fu of the Fu Schnickens appears on the classic Boom Bap track “R U Ready?” For those seeking fresh new voices to put on your radar, check out Mkay and Scholar’s That’s Me, IIConic featuring Desiire Da Kidd’s I Don’t Know and Sire’s Run Up On Em.
In its 40+year history, Hip Hop has always been inclusive and has embraced diversity. Now that Hip Hop is recognized as the most popular musical genre in the word, 16 Bars 4 Hip Hop shines bright with carefully curated recording that show’s Hip Hop’s global diversity.This album is Hip Hop reborn!
The 16 Bars 4 Hip Hop compilation is a call to mobilize the global community to support creative independence to raise funds that will go directly to the construction of Hip Hop’s future home in the Boogie Down Bronx. The Universal Hip Hop Museum is scheduled to open at the Bronx Point in 2022. For information about the album use the hashtag #16Bars4HipHop.16 Bars 4 Hip Hop is now available at CD Baby and 700 online music services including iTunes, Spotify, Tidal and Amazon. Visit uhhm.org for further information about the Universal Hip Hop Museum.
16 Bars 4 Hip Hop Track List
Ol Head by Bruse Wane
Run Up On Em by SIRE (England)
Change The World by Lil Eazy E, Chris Rivers, Young Dirty Bastard, Young Dane
RU Ready by Chip Fu
Uncle Lester by Big Meal
No Days Off by The 412
My City Hurts by Destiny Da Chef
Pocket Full of Money by Milwaukee Lateef
I Miss U by JiJi (South Africa)
The Jungle by Big Meal
Stone Age by Bruse Wane
That’s Me by Mkay and Scholar
Ashez by Chipp Saga
Jump by Supa Peach
Stay Off The Water by SIRE
Freestyle Fridays by Protagon (Lesotho Africa)
Adios by Knizzle 9 (Toronto CA)
Drugs by Yung Hung
When We Love by MexiCan featuring Lydia Molise (South Africa)
My Sweetest Sin by Irene Diaz
I Don’t Know by IIconic featuring Desiire Da Kid (Australia)
I Want You by FatBoy Belly
Stay Woke by Mattae featuring Eskoh (South Korea)
We Talkin Bout The Ghetto by Kilometro 969 (Cuba)
Can’t Stop Now by MC Globe
16 Bars 4 Hip Hop by Cli N Tel
Executive Producers Kurtis Blow and Rocky Bucano
Music Supervisor Cutman LG
A&R Direction Reginald Peters
Talent Scout Russell Pressley
With special thanks to members of the production team Reggie Peters, Chip Fu,
Raquel Delgado and Ed Young.