Tuesday, February 1, 2011

DJ Kool Herc needs your help!

For those who don't know who he is, DJ Kool Herc was the first DJ to just play the break portion of a record, and he developed a method of extending that break by cueing up another copy of that same record, and going back and forth between the two, essentially looping the break of that song, thus creating the music genre called hip hop. He has never released an album of his own. As the story is told, he had some sort of altercation at a dance party, and gave up DJing for a while. Read more about Kool Herc here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ_Kool_Herc

Back to life (more important than music but sometimes they seem like they are one in the same), DJ Kool Herc is currently hospitalized, suffering from kidney stones, and he needs surgery. He does not have medical insurance, nor does he have a lot of money. Anyone who wishes to donate to his medical fund can do so via paypal.com. Just send the funds to his sister Cindy @ cindycampbell1@aol.com, or by mailing a check to Kool Herc Productions at P.O. Box 20472 Huntington Station, NY 11746

If you want to know what is really bothering me by this, follow this link: http://www.ology.com/music/real-tragedy-hip-hop%E2%80%99s-millionaires-arent-helping-dj-kool-herc

Some of these guys are making literally millions per year, yet they have no respect for the man who started it all.



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