During DJ Premier’s broadcast of Live from HQ this week, he informs listeners that the father of hip-hop, DJ Kool Herc, is currently hospitalized.
“Kool Herc is very sick…Kool Herc is not doing well,” explained DJ Premier. “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…” Continue reading after the jump…
“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.”
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