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Father Of Hip Hop DJ Kool Herc Is In A Bad Health Condition

The father of hip hop Clive Campbell also known as DJ kool Herc (55) is in the hospital with a bad health condition. That’s what DJ Premier said on this week Live From HQ. It’s doesn’t look positive as Kool Herc doesn’t have a health insurance and the billings go higher and higher. No more details were given but he is in need of some financial help as soon as possible. We at DJPremierBlog.com pray for the best…

If you are willing to give financial support for DJ Kool Herc in this difficult time but you don’t know how, mail me (gimantalon) at gim[at]djpremierblog.com and I’ll keep you updated on any details possible.


I just spoke to Kool Herc.he’s ok and in good spirits..but needs surgery..THIS TUESDAY at SUTRA..we’re gonna do a collection for him..RT!!less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter



For all donations for Kool Herc….send to: Kool Herc Production PO Box 20472 Huntington Station, NY 11746less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

EDIT: We’re looking for an international account where you can donate.


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28 Responses to “Father Of Hip Hop DJ Kool Herc Is In A Bad Health Condition”


  • Comment from Richard DJ FUZE MacRae

    Every hip hop artist owes this person. Without him you would not exist in hip hop
    Now there are artists making millions. Put your hand in your pocket. Dig deep and show support.

    The godfather needs your help.

  • Comment from Zach

    Word…!!!! Let’s show the world that we are a Hip Hop family!!!! Every dollar counts!!!!!
    Please keep him also in your prayers!!! He needs us!!

  • We owe a debt to the man who contribute so much to the hip-hop culture. Many of us, including myself made a living and raise our families off the culture of hip-hop. Let’s show some gratitude.

  • Comment from rollo

    jay z should pay the whole bill

    no questions asked..if he truly wants to be the leader he clams he is

  • Comment from Sal

    time for the hip hop culture to do give something back to him for all he’s done for us. there’s so many artist who spend insane amounts of money each day on the most USELESS crap without even thinking about it. do something useful for once!

  • Comment from cardan

    ill send some his way no doubt,
    is there a paypal i can wire it to?
    Oh yeah, if i dont hear of all big selling rappers helping this man, then fuck em all.
    ON THE REAL, ALL BIG SELLING HIP HOPPERS SHOULD GIVE THIS MAN A PERCENTAGE OF THEIR EARNINGS ANYWAY!!!!

  • Comment from kelenike

    For all donations to Kool Herc….send to: Kool Herc Production PO Box 20472 Huntington Station, NY 11746

    maybe paypal? its ez safe fast & reasonably cheap once u setup the account.

    (heard about KH via papolodown / nextdoorhnl)

  • Comment from DjStickem

    No doubt, I’m gonna give what I can. Shit, we don’t pay for music anyway – this is a much better cause than supporting some cornball’s gold chain fund

  • Comment from DJDocNu

    This man is the foundation of an entire culture. It sickens me beyond belief that he can’t afford his health insurance while other so called *ahem* rappers get paid so much money, that they don’t know what to do with it..

    Therefore, I am issuing a challenge to ANY rapper, MC, DJ, or anyone else who benefits financially from this art:

    If you make money from hip hop culture, help this man by donating some money.

    I have his name forever inked on my arm. I don’t make a lot of money and I am giving WHATEVER can to help..

    What will YOU do to help?
    You say you love hip-hop culture?? PROVE IT!!

  • Comment from DJDocNu

    http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss229/WhenIRockTheBeat/HERCink.jpg

    What will YOU do to help?
    You say you love hip-hop culture?? PROVE IT!!

  • Comment from nOF

    Sad news, stray strong!

  • Comment from Kerry Andrade

    If it wasn’t for the man, who believed in making change
    in helping in taking are people of the streets , in giving something
    they can believe in, Unity , Peace,Fun,Music and Love.
    The would Have what we have today, Thats Hip Hop!
    They created a Culture that still here Today, touch all ethics and broke thru all Barriors.
    I am here Today Because of the Grace of God and Hip Hop.
    DJ Kool Herc , He never asks for anything, Just wanted the kids to have a Better Life.
    In didn’t get no Credit.. We Give , Give with your Heart and God will Bless you for Blessing others as he
    Blessed Us with The Living Legend DJ Kool Herc.

    Hip Hop Real Estate

  • Comment from 2Tonz

    Every rich entrepreneur in hip hop out there including 50 and Jay z, Puff,Russell Simmons , should pay his bills with out blinking. He is part of the foundation of hip hop and culture. Shit if i was a fucking Millionaire I would pay that bill off for him and pay for his surgery.

  • Comment from Dick B.

    Get well Herc.

  • Comment from J

    If there’s a PayPal account you guys setup for donations I’ll definitely donate.

    I was born in 91, but I realize the significance Herc had on Hip-Hop.

  • Comment from hotrod

    were is all the money he made in all these years, tell em to sell some of his property before y’all try to hustle the hiphop community

  • we all know the illuminatis wount pay a cent.. Kool Herc great muso that he is, joins the millions of starving black african peoples in Africa and elsewhere whom the rich have turned their fur coated backs on. Where are the colleges, universities, hospitals, art centers, investment in health cure studies built by ‘our’ black stars? Huh, r kelly, jay-z, 50, diddy, simmons, interscope, aftamath, young money??? Booty worshippers.. Your lickle sodom and gomorah which you promote, on behalf of your masters voice wount save you when your day comes forgetting you’re REALLY africans in amourica.. The youths of Africa speak..

  • Comment from Dr. Goddess

    Greetings. We all owe Kool Herc and while every rapper needs to pony up, we need to stop thinking we can’t make a BIG difference with cooperative economics and small contributions on our part. Think of the followers you have on Twitter, Facebook, etc.. We can send Herc hundreds of thousands of dollars just by contributing anywhere from $1 – $20 each. I’m sending mine. I’m not waiting on a rich rapper, we all have $10 to spare, at least!

    From Twitter:

    @DJWARRIOR: For Kool Herc donations you can now Paypal through Kool Herc’s Sister. Send to cindycampbell1@aol.com

  • word up Africa is Zion.. you speak a hurtful truth there brother.. black people be proud of your people, skin colour, natural hair, africa, being africans etc.. soon being ‘black’ will be extinct as the last time you saw your girlfriends natural God given hair under that weave!!!!

  • Comment from Liran

    I have had the pleasure of meeting DJ Kool Herc several months back and having a few words with him. He is an amazing inspiration to all of Hip-Hop and today’s music in general. I really do wish him all the best and pray that he recovers in good health. All you big-time rappers, DJs, and producers should start a fund to help this legend out of a tough time.

  • Comment from The Banks

    Please provide a link so we can get this brother some HELP. Maybe paypal account link or something. I’m not a rich rapper but I got a $10.00 to pitch in. That’s the least any rapper can do.

  • Comment from SeXXXyRicanLady Luvs Real HIP HOP

    It’s a shame that Diddy, Pharrell & Rick Ross can spend a million dollars at a strip club and not take recognition of the man who made it possible. You would think that EVERYONE in the real HIP HOP NATION have not gotten together and help THE FATHER OF HIP HOP

  • Comment from Case In Point

    I’m willing to bet more white people respond to this than black people.

  • Comment from MR COPE2

    WOW THATS THE MAN WRITE THERE WE GOTTA COME TOGETHERE AND LOOK OUT FOR HIM ON THE REALS
    LETS SEE WHAT ALL THE BIG WILLIES WILL DO TO HELP DONT WANNA BLOW NO NAMES OUT BUT YA KNOW AND THEY KNOW WHO THEY ARE
    IMA DO WHAT I CAN DO HE IS THE GODFATHER AND MUST BE HONORED IN ANY WAY WE CAN HOLD IT DOWN HERC AINT YO TIME BROTHER!!!!
    ITS YOUR BROTHER COPE2 IT WAS GOOD SEEING YOU IN MIAMI LETS HELP YOU OUT!!

  • Comment from D-Rock

    IMO, Herc and Bambaataa should be receiving royalties from generations of successful hip-hop entities! Unfortunately, the World doesn’t work like that.

    I’d hope some of the Artists and Labels would step up and help contribute to Herc’s medical bills. Actually, ‘step up’ may be too strong. After all, we’re really only taking about a measly $10K considering how much all the Artists and Labels make combined…each year…for the last 20+ years.

    Anyway, I`m going to help out however much I can.

    If anyone else wants to, donate to cindycampbell1@aol.com at http://www.paypal.com.

  • Comment from Jasmine

    This is a great example why America needs single-payer health care. I’m in foreclosure due to medical costs – and I have health insurance!

    As a former Bronx-girl I take pride in where I was born and raised. I wish Herc all the best, and I thank those of you who are spreading the word and offering donations.

  • Comment from Tessor

    That’s horrible. I’m not greatly familiar with Kool Herc, but no artist deserves to suffer, let alone financially when they get ill.

  • Comment from Ty Green

    Thats terrible I cant believe it, I hope everything turns out ok!


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