Sunday, 30 January 2011

DJ Kool Herc Sick

This news item was just posted on the ABU! Facebook Group Page by my man, DJ Cutloose.

Details are sketchy but the father of hip hop, Kool Herc is very sick and is currently in hospital.
Being that the US medical system is different to the NHS here in the UK, he is badly in need of funds as cannot afford hospital insurance.

This is bad.

The FATHER of hip hop needs money.
The man who pioneered the music which we all love and live is in such a bad financial state that he may die over something as trivial as this.

This man stood and watched as those he had schooled, those who had gone to his jams at 1520 Sedgwick Ave, The Bronx took his teachings and pulled themselves up the ladder gaining worldwide fame and never looking back.

It makes me very angry that even the birthplace of hip hop could not even be saved by......well, I'm not even going to name anyone but you all know who.
Artists, managers in the hip hop industry, those with designer clothing labels, record labels...

Fuck it. I'm talking about Russell Simmons, Damon Dash, Master P, P Diddy, Jay-Z, Kanye, 50 Cent, Eminem.....the list goes on.
Jeeez, Puffy and Jay-Z between them are worth a couple of mil short of $100 million dollars!

This is serious business and if not one of these big players can step up and help the man then I really don't know what to say.


EDIT.
1520 Sedgwick Ave HAS been saved by a $5 Million dollar loan!
Big shout to my homie, Jaz for this wonderful news.

10 comments:

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Ben said...

You actually dare to spam an important post like this???
Listen cunt, when I find out where you are I will personally cut off your fucking legs.

dJEDEYE said...

Hi

Anyone here kno what the best channel to donate money to Kool Herc in his hour of need? Thinkin of getting a benefit gig together in Worcester UK...this week if its not too late?

Oh and if you work in marketing ....Kill yourself
No seriously....KILL YOURSELF!

Ben said...

Massive respect, mate.
My man Jaz at Cold Rock has an address for donations.
http://coldrockdaspot.blogspot.com/2011/01/godfather-kool-herc-is-very-sick-and.html

Keep us updated and I'll give your event a shout.

Peace,
Repo

dJEDEYE said...

Gettin lotsa response to this in my area just tryin to find a venue for friday ...will then let u guys know......Salute!!

WARZ said...

I actually said pretty much the same thing in the comments to E-One's post on the subject on the OuB blog, it is a fuckin' travesty what has happened to Herc considering how many of these multi-millionaire cunts are getting rich on the man's legacy.
However, my missus is big into the whole Twitter 'thing', and she informs me that P. Diddy has just donated a considerable sum towards Hercs medical bills and has set up a foundation to help support the man.
Maybe the man has a soul afterall.

And to THAT spamming scumbag twat.... Once your legs have been unceramoniously hacked off I'll personally smash ya fuckin' teeth down ya disrespectful, heretical throat!!!!

GET WELL SOON HERC!!!!

dJEDEYE said...

Here's the FB page for the benefit tomorrow!
Just tryin to do our bit!!


http://www.facebook.com/Djedeye#!/event.php?eid=123244844413624&notif_t=event_wall#wall_posts

Get well SOON Herc!!

Ruse One said...

Todd Richardson... You are a tosser for that post. Enjoy your emails.

Hope Kool Herc gets better and back to his big speakers in the back seat of his car :)

T-Blessed One of Kool Herc Kids said...

Dearest DJ Kool Herc,

Man, I can't even imagine what life would be without hip-hop. That is to say in the same breathe, what if the never was a DJ Kool Herc...1520 sedwick...what if this force, that has allowed us to express so much power, that we call hip-hop never came to birth?

Live hip-hop live
Give hip-hop give

T-Blessed / Detroit
one of kool herc kids

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