Black History Month: Father Of Hip Hop DJ Kool Herc

Father of Hip Hop DJ Kool Herc

Hip Hop fans were shocked and awed after news spread online and over radio airways that Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc, the DJ credited with inventing Hip-Hop, was hospitalized and in need of financial assistance to fund his emergency surgery.
Today DJ Kool Herc has been released from a medical center, but he still needs to treat his "serious kidney stones" that require a surgery he can't afford. Herc's sister says:

"He's been in terrible pain for months...The doctors say they've got to come out, but we just don't have the money."

Herc is widely known for creating the break beat in the early 70's. He helped create a key DJing technique that was vital in hip hop.

DJ Premier spoke about Herc on his radio show:

"He needs some help to pay his bills for the hospital because he can't hold it down...Being that he is the man who set this whole culture off, ya'll should be wanting to do it any type of way that you can."

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