The Father of Hip-Hop: DJ Kool Herc Hospitalized!!!
Not too many music genre’s can say they have a founding father that is alive and well which is not the case for “Hip-Hop Legend” DJ Kool Herc!
According to DJ Premier via his XM Satellite radio show, Herc is in poor health and his medical bills are piling up. He reportedly doesn’t have health insurance, his health is deteriorating, and is getting around on a Metro Card. Here is what Gangstarr‘s DJ Premier had to say about his current condition:
“Kool Herc is very sick,” DJ Premier revealed on his XM Satellite radio show “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 worshipped 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. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kool Herc and I’ve made some phone calls myself to find out the state of his health. As soon as I found out something concrete, I will keep you guys updated.
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