Kool Herc hospitalized

Blake Gillespie

DJ Kool Herc

One of the most iconic images in hip hop is DJ Kool Herc's Cadillac cruising through the Bronx with twin speakers riding in the backseat. The 80's might seem like a distant era, but the man behind that wheel, the man who invented one of the most popular genres in the world, is still on this earth.

Bronx legend and father of hip hop DJ Kool Herc is hospitalized due to complications yet to be disclosed, but one glaring dilemma requires our assistance. Despite his creation of a living, breathing culture of the people, Kool Herc's health is deteriorating and he does not have health insurance to pay for the surgery required. DJ Premier, who delivered the tragic news on his Live from Headcourterz show, put the events in proper perspective.

“We actually have a father of a culture that still lives, where in some
cultures, you know, they already dead and gone, even though they may
still be worshiped or reflected on in some type of way.”

At age 55, Kool Herc is far too young to depart from this earth. If you would like to donate to help save hip hop's founding father, please send to the following address:
Kool Herc Production
P.O. Box 20472
Huntington Station, NY 11746.

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