The grandaddy of hip-hop DJ Kool Herc was hospitalized over the weekend. We still don’t know the nature of his illness, but we do know that he’s in need of surgery. Rap Fix is reporting that he’s now out of the hospital.
Unfortunately, Hec doesn’t have help insurance to help take care of his medical bills. He’s been soliciting financial donations from the hip-hop community. DJ Tony Touch is doing his part by hosting a benefit party for the hip-hop icon on Feb. 1st at Sutra in New York City.
Send your donations to: Kool Herc Productions PO Box 20472 Huntington Station, NY 11746 or paypal it to Herc’s sister at firstname.lastname@example.org.