UPDATE: DJ Kool Herc Released From Hospital; PayPal Set Up For Donations


Vibe / January 31, 2011

(AllHipHop NewsHip-Hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc has been released from his medical facility, but remains in need of financial aid to help with an unknown health condition.

“I just spoke to Kool Herc.he’s ok and in good spirits..but needs surgery..THIS TUESDAY at SUTRA..we’re gonna do a collection for him,” DJ Tony Touch tweeted earlier today.

According to Gangstarr’s DJ Premier, Kool Herc’s health is deteriorating and he is in need of monetary assistance, because he doesn’t have health insurance.

“Kool Herc is very sick,” DJ Premier revealed on his XM Satellite radio show Live From Headqcourterz. “For those that know about Hip-Hop, who we call the father of Hip-Hop, Kool Herc, is not doing well. It’s funny how we have a father of a culture that still lives, where as in some cultures they are dead and gone even though they may still be worshiped or reflected on in some kind of way.”

According to DJ Premier, he spoke to Herc, who revealed that he was in need of financial assistance because he didn’t have medical coverage. 

Supporters can send monetary donations to Herc via PayPal (cindycampbell1@aol.com) or snail mail: Kool Herc Productions PO Box 20472 Huntington Station, NY 11746

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