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DJ Kool Herc Needs The Hip-Hop Community’s Help

blame it on JES7 January 31, 2011

During the latest Live From Headqcourterz show, Premo let the people know that the Father of Hip-Hop, DJ Kool Herc is currently hospitalized. While information is slim on the exact details, it is known that he will be needing surgery, and being that he does not have access to health insurance, Premo and the rest of the Hip-Hop community is asking anyone who is willing and able to help out financially. Premo summed it nicely when he stated:

“We actually have a father of a culture that still lives, where in some cultures, you know, they already dead and gone, even though they may still be worshiped or reflected on in some type of way.”

For those in NYC, Tony Toca will be holding a collection for donations at Sutra this Tuesday. Those not in the Tri-State area can send their donations to:

Kool Herc Productions
PO Box 20472
Huntington Station, NY 11746

You can send Paypal donations to this provided email address (Kool Herc’s sister) [email protected]

  • InsertNameHere

    Fuck if I was old enough I’d donate

  • lonestar playa

    I’m glad I’m first to comment on dis. I’ll b glad to donate money to help out Herc for all he is done for hip hop. If folks can spend money on dat dub sack of good they can donate at least $5 or more on dis occassion. Get well Kool Herc

  • Flocka’s Good Friend

    Is there a pay pal link? or something?

  • red

    Holy shit, this is a legend right here.
    Please help out and support if you can.

  • ^any age can donate I think,
    im in the u.k is there a way to pay electronically? like a paypal account or something?

  • Preme will be setting up a Paypal account. We’ll updated this post with that info once it’s established.

  • Kiij

    Definitely going to help out. Everybody on this page should, he’s the one who started it all.

  • ^okay good looks KnowxOne

    sidebar:i hope diddy n jigga come thru n save the day…but im sure if they do they aint gonna really holla about it..prob keep it on the low

  • Fuckin Rappers, the average joe should need not worry about this…its all TTHEM RAPPERS with all that money that need to give….fuckin Luda and all his cars , all those mafucahs, 50 and all those cunts need to help this legend out!

  • bobbychalkers

    Considering all the multi-millionaire rappers out today, you would think just one of them could help him out.

  • ^we wont necessarily know who donates, alot of ppl donate/have charities but never get publicised becasue..well ignorance sells..

    Thank God for Cool Herc
    Without this shit I probably would’ve got murked – Jay-Z-I do It For HipHop

  • Vla3d

    I’d love to help out but I sold my Xbox today to keep some food on the table…

  • haha get ya money up broke ass rapper hustlin backwards

  • Rock

    Hey Hov, how about you pick this tab up for all these years of over-charging people for what they did to the Cold Crush.

  • d

    post the new D12 song, Hit Me With Your Best Shot.

  • Teddy

    ^^^ I hope that wasnt directed towards the efforts to help Kool Herc.

    Anywho. I wish them well. With all of these multimillion dollar rappers out and about I know they donate more than enough to help Kool Herc out. Especially them garbage ass rappers. I mean its the least they can do for turn the culture HE started into a Circus Act.

    All that money they spend on chains and Cars. They can sacrifice one luxury item for his life. But I bet you none of them will even donate penny. But I bet you them Rock fans knew Ozzy was hospitalized and needed help they would have all the money they needed and then some in less than a day.

  • peacexpiece

    Theres nothing wrong with helping out someone in need thats a very honorable thing actually. But I can’t but feel like they expect for us to be feeling guilty which I dont.
    And its funny how everyone is saying so and so should toss up some money to help this guy when they never even met the guy. Then again theres nothing wrong with helping out someone.

  • haha broke ass rapper posin in front a whip and can’t get ya medical bills paid. get ya money up bruh

  • red

    We think that x should pick up the tab, x thinks y should pick up the tab, y thinks that z should pick up the tab.
    How about everyone does what they can because that’s how problems are solved.

  • red

    And P’cola you need to be taken out back and shot in the face. Learn your history dipshit.

  • Wigginton

    @ pcola

    you think thats a recnt picture? you dont need to donate but gtfo with that garbage your spewing

  • wutangshogun

    sad state of affairs that a guy who is considered a father of hip hop culture doesnt have the money to pay for a surgery. AND that these rich ass hip hop artists are asking US to donate for his surgery! hip hop really knows how to take care of it’s own. these dudes own 5 lambos and you’re asking ME to pay for this guy’s surgery? smh sell one of your chains and YOU cover it…

  • afro

    TRIPLE GAZILLION [email protected] 5.32

  • I consider myself a part of the “Hip-Hop Community.”

    Community: “a body of nations or states unified by common interests”

    I did not know Kool Herc personally, nor have I ever met the God, however I KNOWLEDGE what he has contributed to what I consider one of the greatest cultures in the world. He’s not just considered the Godfather of Hip-Hop, he borned the “breakbeat” single handedly, introduced reggae sound-systems / soundclashes in the States, dubplates, etc. The man is a legend. They already trying to take away a landmark like 1520 Sedgwick Ave which as some of you may know, is dear to Kool Herc and is known as THE birthplace of Hip-Hop.

    In an age where the majority of us don’t BUY music anymore, we should all have a few bucks to spare.

  • Being frank..Sinatra!!

    lol @pcola
    pull the plug..smh

  • Rabbit with Rabies


    Fuck yourself

  • How to survive as an irrelevant hip-hop artist 101:
    Get ill, get rich. Spend money, go broke, get ill beg for money.

    haha get it, ill, i used it twice, differently.

  • Easy-E

    lol @ multimillionaire rappers

    Let’s be real, you can probably count on two hands the amount of rappers you are not in debt to their label, let alone in the multi millions in money.

  • Easy-E

    I will definitely like to see that paypal link, in order to donate electronically.

  • marty mcfly

    People making comments about Rich rappers and them donating or making comments about being broke. Stop over thinking the issue , if you have never had alot of money then you cant comment on what having money is about. If you can help then just help but asking why another person doesnt do this or that. Stop cause people donate money all the time , they just dont call you to tell you about it. Everybody is going to end up old and on a hospital bed one day so do you have the money put away for that day ? OK then.

  • AMP

    P’cola what’s it like to be a troll? Is it lonely?

  • It comes with health insurance.

  • marty mcfly

    @ P’cola being that millions of people have died alone with no health insurance and nobody that cares about them. I really dont see whats so funny about this situation.

  • HoesOnMyDickCuzILookLikeJerrySeinfeld

    Ill donate if it was a meaningful person to hiphop

  • KUNGFoo

    Jay-Z has to help him seriously

  • can we get a paypal link?

    oh and lets ignore the trolls on this 1.

  • Purp

    Waka Flocka n soulja Boy should pay for his surgery

  • Rabbit with Rabies┌∩┐(◕_◕)┌∩┐

    im quite fond if P’cola..smh
    @billy clint whats the name of that site to creat a pic for email, I forgot.

  • AMP

    Funny I have health insurance too, which is why I sympathize for people who don’t.
    You’re a douche I’m done with you.
    Sorry to give you blueballs, I know you’ve been jerking off to the attention I’ve shown you.

  • R

    kanye should pay for it

  • Gibs

    I’d like to donate – Im from Sydney Australia – can you all update once a paypal option is available for all the international hip hop heads

  • RuanHoll

    why is a company in a post office box

  • Maga D

    I’d donate, but on the real though, I’m broke. I have no health insurance either, so I know if I was in that situation I’d have no money for any treatment either (that’s why I try to keep in good shape all the time though). Fucked up kid. I hope the best for Herc though, keep pushin’!

  • Maga D

    “Waka Flocka n soulja Boy should pay for his surgery
    Purp said this on January 30th, 2011 at 6:57 pm”

    Yaaowa! lmao, but can’t tell ya how much I agree with that.

  • krs juan

    ok, i’m a giant douchebag, but even i wouldnt fucking thumbs down helping out kool herc. f’real, that’s some bitchmade shit. 2dope needs to take down this bullshit thumb system. if people wanna hate, make em hate in words, not corny mouseclicks.

  • Vla3d

    AY, GET THIS SHIT UP! THIS SHOULD STAY ON TOP OF THE WEBSITE FOR AT LEAST A WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Tone Riggz

    Kool Herc attended the Statik Selektah & Termanology 1982 Record Release Party @ SOB’s back in October. Kind of shocked seeing him there, but it just goes to show you that even to this day, Kool Herc is in tune with what’s going on with the culture he helped create and cultivate. Hope things turn out well for him.

  • asdsa

    what fucking queers would thumbs this down? the man behind hip hop & 11 idiots rate it bad? smh

  • Skylar


    Talking shit about a guy in the hospital is.. inherently wrong. And to do it about Herc, who invented something you love- that’s so ridiculous. I pity you.

  • I’m struggling myself right now. But, seriously. There are plenty of MCs doing pretty fucking well for themselves off of the culture that Kool Herc pioneered. Come out ya pockets fellas. It’s on you even more so than the fans.

  • wase

    within the industry among his peers THEY should be donating to this man, for if not for him they wouldn’t have successful careers i.e. Jay-Z, Nas, Rakim, Run DMC, etc….as fan our supported donation is album purchases, concert ticket purchases…There for I made my respectful donation

  • no

    Yeah because I’m sure he’d help me out /sarcasm

  • volcom

    I pity you for getting butt-hurt over a troll. Mission accomplished pcola lol

  • Skylar

    Oh I’m not butt-hurt, dummy. Appreciate the comment though.

  • LupeFaco

    D12 ft Eminem – Hit Me With Your Best Shot (2011)

  • jojoba

    ill donate but a pay pal link would be the way to go

  • fuckyou

    knowxone would post this.

  • Nun.Hyer

    as soon as a paypal link is posted which i just seen that yall will be doing in an above post i got 5 or 10 to spare for Herc. Thats nothing to someone whos given so much

  • J

    P’cola – You should be shot.

    I was born in 91, but I realize the significance of Herc. I’m definitely donating to Kool Herc.

    Respect the culture.

  • #based,sorry if disrespectful

    why wouldnt he have insurance again?

  • marty mcfly

    He mite have insurance but not good enough to cover the surgery he needs. If he doesnt have insurance , so what. Have you been following all the news about health care going on for the last 2 years ? Do you know how many americans dont have it ? How many people here making comments are missing an insurance policy that they need ? Homeowners , health , life. etc

  • marty mcfly

    Some of you prolly never even had car insurance and some of you think you have health insurance but you really dont and if you do , do you understand your policy ? Just sayin. If you have a few years or even a decade of success that doesnt mean your rich for life.

  • @P’Cola kill yourself. just do us all a favor and kill yourself.

  • Rabbit with Rabies

    One of my favorite eminem songs-When im gone lyrics

    Yeah, this my life, in my own words I guess.
    Have you ever loved so one so much, you’d give an arm for?
    Not the expression, no literly give an arm for.
    When they know your there heart, you know you were there amor.
    and you would destroy anyone would try to harm her.
    But happens when karma turns right around and bite you.
    and everything you stand for turns on you despite you?
    What happens when you become the main source of a pain?
    Daddy look what I made, dads gotta go catch a plane.
    Daddy wheres Mommy? I cant find mommy where is she?
    I don’t know go play Hailey baby your Daddy’s busy.
    Daddy’s writing a song, the song aint gone write itself.
    Then turn around in that song, and tell her you love her.
    And put hands on her Mother who’s a spiting image of her.
    That’s slim shady, yeah baby sim shadys crazy.
    Shady made me, but tonight Shadys rock-aby baby.

  • yellowflesh

    I don’t understand why some of you guys are turning this into a shit fest on popular hip hop artists. I’m sure a lot of these artists give back to a community in some way. Just because you don’t hear about it in the news doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Why can’t we just acknowledge that a man that gave so much to hip hop needs help instead of pointing fingers at others. People are so disgusting on the internet.

  • ill donate
    when knowxone gets fired from here

  • mmkayy

    man i wish i cud help

  • komplexx904

    Hit us with the paypal. Herc is a major reason Hip Hop grew in the 1st place.

    On a side note, there is a resounding number of insecure little kids online that talk tough on mommy’s laptop. Later for the hatred.

  • 11111

    this page needs bleech on the eyes
    heres something to clean this page off

    Akala – Your eyes (beat gets me high))

  • afro

    stop pointing fingers at rappers.what have you done to help him!stupid internet geeks

  • RuanHoll

    this hotter

    physoclogist here…the reason people make fun of death/severe illness is that there afraid of there own immortality..young people tink they live forever
    digital crack vol 26

  • LOL

    this site needs more of that british rap

  • all the people asking “why doesnt he have health insurance” do you actually know how much it costs for his particular condition? and and the ins and outs of every contractual agreement for every health insurance policy sold in america? do u even follow the debate on health care and the fact that obama has aknowledges its near impossible for most people to get fully comprehensive health insurance ??

  • YoungCosby7

    Reading the comments on this site really make me upset, and they are in need of moderation. How fucking immature can people be to make fun about people being ill? You know how many people across America have health insurance and they are still denied coverage on a number of procedures? Grow the fuck up, get a real job that actually has health benefits, and you will see how hard it is. Even with insurance, you will STILL have a big ass bill waiting for you when you get home. That’s if the hospital even fucking keeps you there being that most American hospitals are always short on beds ans will rush you the fuck out, even while you are not fully healed.

  • longjohnathon

    ^ moderate deez nutz

  • JeRs22

    I cant believe people actually DISLIKE’ed this post…. yet you come to this music site to download hip-hop! Something that this name helped create. SMMFH!

  • mympc

    wow people are just hurtful nowadays.. and mean muggin on the net while someone who started this culture is in need of a lil help….Do you think anybody wants to ask for help,give the man some respect and some well wishes if you cant donate.Stop being so hateful and do onto others…what happened to community?

  • Vla3d

    ay meka, im talking to you, bwai – keep this entry at the top for at least a week! this man made hip-hop, how can you be so disrespectful?!

  • DJ Kool Herc is the truth. The man has been around for a long, long while. I remember many years ago he came up to a graffiti festival that was in Montreal. It wasn’t a huge event at the time, but he came out and did his thing. Much Respect. Let us know when the PayPal link comes available.

    Get well Soon Herc.

  • Hurry up on that Paypal!

  • DK

    Hey that’s the next town over

  • Vla3d

    thanks, really appreciate you for getting this topic back to the top

  • LupeFaco

    i rather send money thru u a real address then a untraceable po box

  • 2honest

    Hip Hop still would have happened with out him. So fuck him and let him and his love ones deal with that shit.

  • Straight Nignorant

    @2honest blind fold yourself and walk into the nearest traffic intersection.

  • Being Frank…Sinatra!!

    [email protected] 2honest, even frank sinatra(me) wouldn’t be that frank..

    Fuck yourself

  • come on son

    why the fuck would I donate anything, when people who should really donate are artists that ACTUALLY got rich from Hip Hop?

  • Teddy

    YO can we get like a meter or something like that so we can see how much money has been raised?

  • Seif

    Donated by PayPal. I can’t believe Diddy and those faggots spent a million on strippers instead of on the guy that made hip hop, THE REASON THEY EVEN HAVE THE $1M. smh

  • alexk

    @come on son because we are avoiding the ignorance they might be blinded by.

    on a side note, I’m a broke college kid who spending the last of his cash on a bullshit surgery to fix a bone in my hand smh… DJ Kool Herc is in my thoughts and I hope his family can find the blessing they are looking for. I’mma donate the money I have on paypal still

  • BC

    respect the culture that been around before you punk asses even concieved where the greatest of the great have taught us lessons in a way us new generation never knew, if i knew where you live i cut out Ur tongue and make you eat it and if saigon hears you with that shit he will do a lot worse than what i can do PERIOD

    i wish i can do a lot more but my broke ass state wouldn’t give me a job so i can donate to Kool Herc my prayers are with you to make a full recovery Thank God for Hip-Hop Get well Kool Herc

  • jeff

    Why doesnt he have access to health insurance? this should be posted before asking for money.


    I just donated via Paypal and I encourage others to do the same… BTW a prayer for Kool Herc and his family would be a nice gesture also!

    Peace 7

  • bigswoosh

    Karma for all y’all fags talkin shit online. Y’all think this shit is funny. I hope he makes a full recovery; and would love a reputable payment service to help out.



  • Tone Riggz

    KnowxOne, you should update the info. Herc has kidney stones, it’s in today’s NY Daily News newspaper. His medical bills are over $10,000.

  • Michael Morrison

    nothing from me. Would he do the same for me and my family? Naw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love everyone in Hip Hop, especially the legends, but this is that stigma that we should hold people in the media above ourselves. Nobody would do that for my African American people struggling in my hometown. So Herc can’t get any help from me.

  • Dear Michael Morrison

    I understand what you are saying but he is Afro American also and the only thing is that if you also have love for hip hop than maybe Herc shouldn’t get your no help thing either because that only make him look like he is not worth of help no matter it is his fault that he contributed to your culture. If you ask for some help for your ppl in your town there will be at least few ppl that will help way they can and few that try to talk you out of it..so either you do something about it or you don’t..some steps include making posters and thinking how you can help them and asking them what are they good in and trying to match their interest with jobs available or creating new ones thinking out of box and the only shame is that Herc is just example on how someone that is in history book struggling with hospital bill and that health care is still topic in America while half of world arranged ethic with budget filling..$10,000 for kidney stones I mean common…you can arrange marriage in Canada for 100 bucks and try free treatment while still on home ground ok continent.