Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
gramatikalerror

Save Kool Herc

Recommended Posts

Creator of the break beat. Most people owe him thier life.

 

http://www.allhiphop.com/stories/news/archive/2011/01/30/22571305.aspx

 

For all donations to Kool Herc, send to: Kool Herc Productions PO Box 20472 Huntington Station, NY 11746

 

(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc has been released from a 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.

 

Kool Herc, 55, is recognized by music historians as the Founding Father of Hip-Hop for his style of "Break" DJ'ing, which isolates the rhythm of a particular portion of a record.

 

He is credited for laying the foundation for the most popular genre of music in the world, after a party he hosted at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, in the South Bronx.

 

DJ Kool Herc is also a community activist who led a multi-year effort to prevent the sale of 1520 Sedgwick to greedy real estate speculators.

 

In September of 2010, the building received a $5.6 million dollar federal loan that halted the sale of the building, allowing hundreds of tenants to keep their homes.

 

Additionally, the building has officially been recognized as the place Hip-Hop music during the party, which took place on August 11th, 1973.

 

"Being as though he is the man that set this whole culture off, y'all [the fans] should be willing any type of way you can."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i know it is all good asking the fans, how about all the rich as fuck rappers who have made a living from what he began, fuck asking us for help when they are millionaires n shit that can just pay for his treatment.

 

Not that Herc doesnt deserve it but more famous people should be putting the $$$ forward

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good point, Decy. I'll gladly give what I can to help out a dude who has indirectly contributed to my life in a pretty major way, but you kind of have to wonder why Kanye or someone else who has literally become a multi-millionaire (many times over) by building on the foundation Herc created step forward and just pay for the operation?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The first multi-millionaire rapper who steps up and does the man right is a strong contestant for "Good Guy Of The Year 2011" Award

 

But somehow I've got the feeling it won't be any of the top 10 richest to do so

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wide mouth bass lookin' Jay-Z should step up.

That mushmouth lookin' dude has like a third of a billion dollars to his name.

I'm sure Herc's operation ain't costing more than a few hundred grand.

Tight assed rich people.

Tight assed rich BLACK PEOPLE.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
i know it is all good asking the fans, how about all the rich as fuck rappers who have made a living from what he began, fuck asking us for help when they are millionaires n shit that can just pay for his treatment.

 

Not that Herc doesnt deserve it but more famous people should be putting the $$$ forward

 

this.

 

and props given.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A common procedure in Hospitals in the South is to tattoo an ice cream cone onto a patient that has just had their tonsils removed.

 

Refrigeration of ice cream in vast quantities is costly for the hospitals. So, the ice cream tattoo has a Placebo effect on the newly tonsil free patient.

 

AAAAAALLL THE ICECREAM YOU CAN EAT

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^^^hahahaha

 

And yes someone use the interwebs to tell those rich fucks to chip and sort it out

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RAPPERS WHO MADE BANK BUT SPENT MORE THEN THEY SHOULD HAVE SAVED

 

 

 

I don't know if you're referring to Kool Herc here, but I have a feeling that he's one of those dudes who never got a paycheck to match their cultural contribution.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not to mention he has no real albums or recording deals.

Dude is a party DJ and community activist.

His income is probably middle class level.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

smart enough to spark an entire culture, dumb enough to have no health care.

 

im canadian tho so it should be mandatory i stay out of such topics.

 

jumping_man_excited332122530_std.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

canadaflag.jpg

 

infromersinger-tmz101110-1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hercs too stylish to die, he'll be fine. And anyway, he's ripped as fuck these days isn't he?? He'll beat the shit out of any disease.

 

kool+herc.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HEAVY

FUCKING

METAL!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

!!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Not to mention he has no real albums or recording deals.

Dude is a party DJ and community activist.

His income is probably middle class level.

 

I honestly doubt he's even at the middle class level. Sad state of affairs because he was one of the forefathers of the movement, but the earlier hip hop artists did not get paid well, its a fact. Man have those cats you were bumping in the 80's and 90's are broke as shit now a day if they haven't diversified. Came out with some classic shit as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Register for a 12ozProphet forum account or sign in to comment

You need to be a forum member in order to comment. Forum accounts are separate from shop accounts.

Create an account

Register to become a 12ozProphet forum member.

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×