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