DJ Kool Herc – also often referred to as the “Father of Hip Hop” – is currently hospitalized, according to DJ Premier’s Blog. Although details are sketchy at the moment, it is revealed that he will be needing surgery, but does not have access to health insurance.
“Kool Herc is very sick, he is not doing well. It’s funny how we actually have a father of a culture [who] still lives, where in some cultures, they’re already dead and gone…
Since he’s very sick and has no insurance, uses a metro card to get around, needs to pay his bills so he can get out of the hospital, it’s ill… If you don’t know about it, now you know about it. …We spoke today, and he needs some help to pay his bills for the hospital because he can’t hold it down. And being that he is the man who set this whole culture off, ya’ll should be wanting to do it any type of way that you can. People know how to reach us.”
In order to receive information on the how to help, contact email@example.com. In addition, there is a collection for donations at Sutra this Tuesday held by Tony Touch. You can also send your donations to:
Kool Herc Productions
PO Box 20472
Huntington Station, NY 11746
The Hypetrak-Team wishes DJ Kool Herc all the best and a speedy recovery.