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Exclusive Video Premiere: San E, KRS-One & A Team of International Rappers Declare '#HipHopIsHipHop'

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San E

'I always wanted to let everybody know hip-hop is worldwide,' says Korean hitmaker San E.

Last week, Billboard announced 14 international rapper's ambitious plan to release a charity single together. Throwing away the barriers of race, culture, language and sex, the collective known as Hip Hop for the World recorded a global anthem, "#HIPHOPISHIPHOP."

"'#HIPHOPISHIPHOP' is my high school dream," he tells Billboard. "As an immigrant, if I let my friends listen to Korean hip-hop music, they'd be like, 'They can rap in Korean?' I always wanted to let everybody know hip-hop is worldwide; it can be rap in all different languages you never heard. It took awhile to make it really happen, now here it is."

Alongside San E is U.S. MC/producer KRS-One, who's earned a trio of entries on the Billboard Hot 100 and hit rap albums since the '90s, plus acclaimed Finland rapper Redrama, Bosnia's Frenkie, Bangladesh's SadmAnn, Egypt's Deeb, India's Adx, Indonesia's Yacko, Italy's Strike the Head, Japan's Julian Nagano, Portugal's Valete, Singapore's Pendekar, Taiwan's Mr. Skin and Wales' Mr Phormula.

Inspired by "We Are the World," the all-star charity single released both in 1985 and 2010, all proceeds from "#HIPHOPISHIPHOP" will be donated to children's education via UNICEF.