GFM fam we wanted to take a little time out today and help to spread the awareness about the current state of health of one of the pioneers of hip hop Kool Herc. For those not familiar with his pioneering work in the Boogie Down Bronx the above video should create a very sufficient context for his importance. Please follow this link to DJ Premier’s blog that has information about Herc’s current health status as well as information on where donations may be sent to help with the costs of a much needed surgery.

Herc is without health insurance and is need of financial assistance. I think it goes without saying that the father of what has become a multi-billion dollar industry should find support in his time of need from many corners: from fans, artists, record companies etc., on down the line. Because of Herc’s pioneering efforts many an industry and career have been fostered. We have to figure out a way to better care of our pioneers, this same story repeats itself far too often with our musical innovators…

Here’s the address as well for all donations: Kool Herc Production PO Box 20472 Huntington Station, NY 11746

1/31 Update below from the DJ Premier Blog:
or you can wire you donation internationally via paypal to this address: (his sister)

His sister is taking care of everything. Press release is coming later today. He’s now home ok, but he’s in need of surgery which you can help him pay it. I’ll post if there are any more updates. Hip Hop is so beautiful… Thanks to everyone for the love… Kool Herc is a trending topic!